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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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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)
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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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"X" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
79 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the hospital, Dr. Xavier sees through bandages, but sees his friends dressed.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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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
X-Ray Milland, 29 June 2004
Author: RanchoTuVu from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Here is Corman at almost his best. Ray Milland was as good an actor as Vincent Price, and this story isn't trapped in the Poe mode of rotting flesh and dilapidated mansions. It's more in the manner of Corman's The Trip, which was made a few years later. Dr. Xavier discovers something that he can use to see through solid objects, but its effect is cumulative, and by the end of the movie he's seeing all the way to the core of reality.

Of course, he has to go on the run, and must abandon his medical career. We see him in a carnival, reading peoples' thoughts, and later teaming up with his x girlfriend and going to Vegas and seeing through the cards and winning big, and finally, escaping from the police, and as he drives through the Nevada desert, we see that he can't see a thing. Abandoning his Lincoln Continental, he stumbles into a tent revival meeting. The preacher, played by Royal Dano(?)is telling his followers to throw Satan out. Filmed by Floyd Crosby, with beautiful special effects, this is a real piece of 60's film-making by one of the masters.

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