An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

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Bryant Haliday ...
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Mark English
Yvonne Romain ...
Marianne Horn
Sandra Dorne ...
Magda
Nora Nicholson ...
Aunt Eva
Alan Gifford ...
Bob Garrett
Karel Stepanek ...
Dr. Heller
Francis De Wolff ...
Dr. Keisling
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Storyline

Vorelli is a ventriloquist & hypnotist, with an amazing dummy, Hugo. Vorelli meets and pursues a beautiful heiress (Marianne); he mesmerizes her, and induces a baffling coma. His buxom mistress (Magda) fears he'll dump her for the younger woman, and threatens to expose him. Vorelli tricks Hugo into killing Magda while he's safely elsewhere. Marianne's boyfriend Mark investigates. He discovers another killing in Vorelli's past, of a man called Hugo. The girl wakes from her coma, and announces she will marry the hypnotist. When the triumphant Vorelli tells Hugo his plans for Marianne and a new, female dummy, a final confrontation yields surprising results. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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The Devil Doll. It walks. It talks. It kills. See more »

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September 1964 (USA)  »

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De maitresse van de duivel  »

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£25,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Like the ventriloquist dummy in the similar segment of Dead of Night (1945), the doll's name is Hugo. See more »

Goofs

When Hugo walks toward the audience the back of his jacket is intact. When he walks back to his seat there is a hole in his back jacket for the hand to control him. See more »

Quotes

[talking on the phone]
Mark English: Now get your tail out of bed and get to work.
Bob Garrett: Wilco, Wilco, stay cool and all that jazz--hey, how'd you know I was still in bed?
Mark English: It figures, boy, it figures.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Projected Man (1998) See more »

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Onslaught
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Music by Robert Farnon
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Pretty Good
28 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie for several reasons. I thought that the special effects were very good for the time, 1964, the hypnotist was excellent. He played the part perfectly. It was a great story line. I think that the movie was under rated. The writer should have gotten special notice. Last but not least, when I first saw this movie I was 13 and my male hormones went nuts over the assistant who showed off her butt. The movie had a great atmosphere that I wish modern day movie directors would take notice of. There was no slash, no gore and no bad language. Instead of showing all the blood and guts of todays horror movies, they should take notice of movies like this.


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