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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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Classic sci-fi shocker has Rickles in one of his best roles See more (58 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
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
 
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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Iceland:12 | Norway:16 | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated (Blu-Ray Rating) | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Not Rated (Digital Streaming) | USA:Approved (PCA #20529) | USA:Not Rated (VHS rating)
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Working title: "X"See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the accident with the 1963 light blue Lincoln Continental with suicide doors, the car shown upside down is either a Mercury or Ford of a similar color but without suicide doors and without whitewall tires.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 Video Violence (1987) (V)See more »

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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Classic sci-fi shocker has Rickles in one of his best roles, 8 November 2002
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

This is one of my favorite Roger Corman flicks. Brisk pace and many surprises. Don Rickles as a ruthless carny exploiteer is one of them. Milland wears more and more ridiculous sunglasses as the movie progresses.

Seriously, this is one of Don Rickles' best performances -- it shows that he could have gone in a totally different direction than he followed for most of his career (as an "insult comedian") if he had wanted to. I imagine that his appearance in the film had something to do with his contract with AIP, but I still think it's a bit of VERY inspired casting (regardless of the financial reasons that may have been behind it).

Milland is also excellent in the type of role that suits him to a T... he gets to be kind of a Dr. Frankenstein here, convinced he's doing good for humanity but making himself into a monster in the process.

A memorable story with a meaning.

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