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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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Robert Dillon (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
18 September 1963 (USA) See more »
Suddenly he could see through clothes, flesh... and walls!
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 ... 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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Also Known As:
"X" - USA (original title)
"The Man with the X-Ray Eyes" - USA (alternative title)
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79 min
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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Did You Know?

The skeletal building seen repeatedly from Dr. Xavier's point of view (in "Spectrarama")was the Department of Water & Power General Office Building in Downtown Los Angeles. Construction had begun around 1963 and completed in 1965.See more »
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 »
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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Do You See What I See?, 31 March 2001

A very thoughtful, engrossing, flawed film from superhuman director/producer Roger Corman. Yep, it has some problems, most primarily dealing with a limited budget. But what it lacks in dollars it has in heart and its ability to make you think about what we are missing out seeing with our vision. I am not sure that much, or even any, scientific creedence can be given to the idea behind the experiments of Dr. Xavier James and his search to see beyond what normal vision allows. Ray Milland gives a fine performance as the obsessed man out to continue his experiments even if they involve using himself as the human guinea pig. Some of the scenes and dialogue are a bit hokey by today's standards but most fit the film very nicely. The scene with Milland at a party is a real hoot and great comedic relief. I also loved the end to the film but thought it could have been plucked out a little longer. The effects are very sparse and the only ones I really thought were any good were the ones used to highlight Milland's eyes through the film. The film boasts a fine cast of stalwart sci-fi/Corman people such as Morris Ankrum, Dick Miller, Jonathan Haze, and Barboura Morris, as well as a young(and obviously talented) Don Rickles. Definitely try to see your way to seeing this film.

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