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X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
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A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.

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Dr. James Xavier is a world renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a drug, that when applied to the eyes, enables the user to see beyond the normal realm of our sight (ultraviolet rays etc.) it also gives the user the power to see through objects. Xavier tests this drug on himself, when his funding is cut off. As he continues to test the drug on himself, Xavier begins to see, not only through walls and clothes, but through the very fabric of reality! Written by Brennan Storr

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Suddenly he could see through clothes, flesh... and walls!


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18 September 1963 (USA)  »

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It has long been rumored that a final scene, in which Dr. Xavier screams "I can still see!" was cut by censors. No footage of this is known to exist. However, the movie does end rather abruptly just as Dr. Xavier seems about to say something, and those words would provide a chilling climax to the story. This rumor is false, according to director Roger Corman. In a Q&A session he said this idea was discussed but never filmed. See more »

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When Dr. X operates on the little girl, his hands get no blood on them whatsoever. See more »

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Preacher: Are you a sinner? Do you wish to be saved?
Dr. James Xavier: Saved? No. I've come to tell you what I see. There are great darknesses. Farther than time itself. And beyond the darkness... a light that glows, changes... and in the center of the universe... the eye that sees us all.
[Looks up at the sky]
Dr. James Xavier: No!
Preacher: You see sin and the devil! But the lord has told us what to do about it. Said Matthew in Chapter Five, "If thine eye offends thee... pluck it out!"
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Ray Milland Classic Film!
23 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Always enjoyed every picture that Ray Milland had appeared in from the very beginning of his career to his later days, where he had to appear in very low budget films like most aging actors find themselves having to perform. In this film, Ray Milland (Dr. James Xavier),"The Lost Weekend",'45 is a doctor who experiments with his eyes and experiences some very unusual things that he is able to view with his eyes, like seeing through peoples clothing! Milland gives a great performance and keeps you glued to the screen. Diana Vander Vlis,(Dr. Diane Fairfax),"The Swimmer",'58, is Dr. Xaviers assistant and also his lover who manges to rescue him from the grips of Don Rickles,(Crane),"Casiino",'95, who manages to make money from the great talents of Dr. James Zavier. Don Rickles gives a fantastic supporting role and shows his great ability to perform as an actor. This is a very enjoyable film and worth while VIEWING!


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