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X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes -- Involved in research seeking to increase the power of the human eye, a scientist decides to test a new serum on his own eyes which would allow him to see with X-ray vision.  He lives to regret it...

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Director:
Writers:
Robert Dillon (screenplay) and
Ray Russell (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
18 September 1963 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Suddenly he could see through clothes, flesh... and walls!
Plot:
A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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This movie still entrances 40+ years later See more (56 total) »

Cast

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Ray Milland ... Dr. James Xavier
Diana Van der Vlis ... Dr. Diane Fairfax (as Diana van der Vlis)

Harold J. Stone ... Dr. Sam Brant

John Hoyt ... Dr. Willard Benson

Don Rickles ... Crane
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leon Alton ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Morris Ankrum ... Mr. Bowhead (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Medical Board Member (uncredited)
John Dierkes ... Preacher (uncredited)
Bobby Gilbert ... Man Outside Office (uncredited)
Stuart Hall ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Kathryn Hart ... Mrs. Mart (uncredited)
Ed Haskett ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Jonathan Haze ... Heckler (uncredited)
Vicki Lee ... Young Girl Patient (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ... Patient (uncredited)
Cathie Merchant ... Carnival Dancer (uncredited)

Dick Miller ... Heckler (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Barboura Morris ... Nurse with Young Patient (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Medical Board Member (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Assistant Croupier (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Lorrie Summers ... Party Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
Robert Dillon (screenplay) and
Ray Russell (screenplay)

Ray Russell (story)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Bartlett A. Carre .... associate producer (as Bartlett A. Carré)
Roger Corman .... producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Anthony Carras 
 
Production Design by
Daniel Haller 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Corso 
 
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Betty Pedretti .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Robert Agnew .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Bohrer .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... properties
Ross Hahn .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Alfred R. Bird .... sound editor (as Al Bird)
John L. Bury .... sound (as John Bury)
 
Visual Effects by
John Howard .... consultant: Spectarama
 
Music Department
Eve Newman .... music editor
Al Simms .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Jack W. Cash .... production assistant (as Jack Cash)
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"X" - USA (original title)
"The Man with the X-Ray Eyes" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
79 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
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Trivia:
The final chase scene involving Ray Milland's erratic driving took place on Soledad Canyon Road between the cities of Santa Clarita and Acton in California, the same place where nearly the entire film DUEL, (1971) was filmed.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Dr. X operates on the little girl, his hands get no blood on them whatsoever.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. James Xavier:I'm blind to all but a tenth of the universe.
Dr. Sam Brant:My dear friend, only the gods see everything.
Dr. James Xavier:My dear doctor, I'm closing in on the gods.
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
This movie still entrances 40+ years later, 10 October 2006
Author: jikerbau from United States

I just (finally) saw this film a few days ago, after years of hearing about it. The screening was the final show of a three-day SF/horror film festival. After three days of films, most people were feeling a bit loopy and ready for some light entertainment. As X opened, quite a few members of the audience started treating it as an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, shouting out their own (generally lame) joke comments in response to the film. I was annoyed, because I'd been looking forward to this film all weekend (although, in their defense, certain lines have become unintentionally loaded in the comparatively sexually liberated 21st century).

What I found fascinating was that, by 15 minutes into the movie, all the commentary stopped. Once the film moved beyond the talky opening scenes and stilted dialog, once the story really got going, everyone was drawn into it. They actually paid attention to the movie instead of each other.

As SF cinema goes, this is definitely one of the more entertaining, thoughtful, and intelligent examples (and intelligent SF film is a dying genre). This one goes well beyond the standard mad scientist formula.

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