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Dementia 13
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Writers:
Francis Ford Coppola (written by)
Jack Hill (second unit writer)
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Release Date:
18 November 1966 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
You Must Pass the "D-13" Test To Prepare You for the Horrifying Experience of Dementia 13. If You Fail the Test...You Will Be Asked to Leave the Theater! See more »
Plot:
When her husband John has a heart attack while out in a rowboat on the lake, Louise Haloran throws his... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Good Atmosphere See more (85 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Campbell ... Richard Haloran

Luana Anders ... Louise Haloran
Bart Patton ... Billy Haloran
Mary Mitchel ... Kane
Patrick Magee ... Justin Caleb
Eithne Dunne ... Lady Haloran (as Ethne Dunn)
Peter Read ... John Haloran
Karl Schanzer ... Simon
Ron Perry ... Arthur
Derry O'Donavan ... Lillian
Barbara Dowling ... Kathleen
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Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola  (as Francis Coppola)
 
Writing credits
Francis Ford Coppola (written by) (as Francis Coppola)

Jack Hill (second unit writer)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Marianne Wood .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ronald Stein 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Hannawalt (director of photography) (as Charles Hanawalt)
 
Film Editing by
Stuart O'Brien 
Morton Tubor  (as Mort Tubor)
 
Art Direction by
Al Locatelli  (as Albert Locatelli)
 
Set Decoration by
Eleanor Coppola  (as Eleanor Neil)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard F. Dalton .... assistant director (as Richard Dalton)
Jack Hill .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Edward Delaney .... sculptor
 
Sound Department
Joseph Gross .... sound
Liam Saurin .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Vicario .... camera operator
Michael Vines .... best boy
 
Editorial Department
Donald Shebib .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Les Baxter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
George Brady .... technician
Patrick Brady .... technician
William Joseph Bryan Jr. .... technical advisor (as Dr. William Joseph Bryan Jr. M.D.)
Eyemonn Callian .... production assistant
Patrick Doyle .... technician
Paul Julian .... title designer
Michael Purcell .... technician
Angela Wadlow .... script supervisor
 
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Runtime:
75 min
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Black and White | Color (colorized)
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-16 (1994) | Netherlands:12 | UK:15 | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
According to Coppola during an interview with James Lipton the "13" was added to the title by Roger Corman so the film would get played on the 13th of each month.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the movie's latter half Dr. Caleb enters a work shed and discovers the body of Louise and the lifelike Kathleen doll. Carefully picking up the doll, he closes the shed door, and immediately in the next scene is shown walking with the doll in his arms and a cigar in his mouth.See more »
Quotes:
Louise Haloran:It's nice to see her enjoying herself for a change. The mood around this place isn't good for her.... Especially an American girl. You can tell she's been raised on promises.See more »
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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Good Atmosphere, 23 July 2000

Most of the reviews here center on this being good solely because it was a beginning of sorts for Francis Ford Coppola, well maybe I exaggerate slightly, but the film really should be seen as an entity un to itself. It really is quite good. The story centers on a disfunctional family in a large Irish castle that had tragedy befall them six years ago when the youngest daughter died by drowning, Since then the father has died and the mother has become obsessed with the death of her only daughter Kathleen, and she has her sons and herself attend a mock funeral every year as a kind of memorial. Thrown into the picture are a fortune-hunting daughter-in-law and a strange, cryptic doctor(wonderfully played by the very underrated Patrick Magee). The film has some great scenes and is very high on atmosphere. Despite being made on a shoestring budget(although actually filmed in Ireland and around a real Irish castle), the film transcends its limited resources and becomes a series of atmospheric shocks. The death scenes are well-directed, particularly the two involving Luana Anders. The score by Corman regular Ronald Stein is also first-rate. A great film to watch late at night.

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