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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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Ray Milland Classic Film! See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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:
Morris Ankrum ... Mr. Bowhead (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Medical Board Member (uncredited)
John Dierkes ... Preacher (uncredited)
Kathryn Hart ... Mrs. Mart (uncredited)
Jonathan Haze ... Heckler (uncredited)
Vicki Lee ... Young Girl Patient (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ... Patient (uncredited)
Cathie Merchant ... Carnival Dancer (uncredited)

Dick Miller ... Heckler (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
Jack W. Cash .... production assistant (as Jack Cash)
 

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Runtime:
79 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Trivia:
Final film of veteran character actor Morris Ankrum.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the casino, when he sees through the cards, the hand of the croupier should be a hand of a skeleton.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Girl with the Sex-Ray Eyes (2007) (TV)See more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Ray Milland Classic Film!, 23 July 2004
Author: whpratt1 from United States

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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