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Director:
Writers:
Ronald Kinnoch (screenplay) and
Charles F. Vetter (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
September 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Can a Beautiful Woman Be Enslaved Against Her Will? See more »
Plot:
An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Possessed devil doll makes a nice little drive-in feature See more (48 total) »

Cast

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Bryant Haliday ... The Great Vorelli

William Sylvester ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Baird ... Soldier (uncredited)
David Charlesworth ... Hugo Novik (uncredited)
Lorenza Colville ... Mercedes (uncredited)
Sadie Corre ... Hugo the Dummy (uncredited)
Trixie Dallas ... Miss Penton (uncredited)
Guy Deghy ... Hans (uncredited)
Margaret Durnell ... Countess (uncredited)
Heidi Erich ... Grace (uncredited)
Ray Landor ... Expert Twist Dancer (uncredited)
Pamela Law ... Woman with Garrett (uncredited)
Jackie Ramsden ... Nurse (uncredited)
Philip Ray ... Uncle Walter (uncredited)
Ella Tracey ... Louisa - Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
Lindsay Shonteff 
 
Writing credits
Ronald Kinnoch (screenplay) (as George Barclay) and
Charles F. Vetter (screenplay) (as Lance Z. Hargreaves)

Frederick E. Smith (story)

Produced by
Richard Gordon .... executive producer
Kenneth Rive .... producer
Lindsay Shonteff .... producer
Gerald A. Fernback .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gerald Gibbs 
 
Film Editing by
Ernest Bullingham 
 
Production Design by
Stan Shield 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Craig .... makeup artist
Ann Fordyce .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Fred Slark .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ernie Lewis .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Reginald Court .... dubbing editor
Derick McColm .... sound recordist (as Derek McCalm)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Elvin .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Gibson .... wardrober
 

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Runtime:
81 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Quebec) (2002) | Netherlands:18 (1966) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1997) | USA:Approved (cut)

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Trivia:
The dwarf who portrays Hugo the Dummy was performed by a woman even though Hugo is a male dummy.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Bob Garrett:Hey, how'd you know I was still in bed?
Mark English:It figures, boy, it figures.
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Soundtrack:
OnslaughtSee more »

FAQ

List: Ventriloquists who have disturbing relationships with their dummies
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What are the differences between the US Theatrical Version and the Hot European Version?
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Possessed devil doll makes a nice little drive-in feature, 27 September 2004
Author: macabro357 from U.S.

I actually liked this b/w low budgeter that made the rounds at the drive-ins back in the early-60s. It deserves better than the MST3K treatment since the acting isn't bad at all.

The Great Vorelli (Bryant Haliday) knows the art of transferring souls into inanimate objects, in the case a ventriloquist's dummy Vorelli uses in his stage act. He runs into rich, beautiful Marianne Horn (Yvonne Romain) and seeks to hypnotize her into marrying her and gain her inheritance. William Sylvester plays the reporter (and boyfriend) of Romain who's investigating Vorelli.

The ending fight scene between the dummy and Vorelli is unintentionally hilarious so I can see why MST3K picked it for an episode, but the rest of the film isn't played for laughs. Nice little twist when Sylvester walks in at the end of the fight.

The widescreen anamorphic Image DVD has both the Euro print with topless scenes, as well as the censored U.S. version. The poster named "35541m" has a pretty good rundown over the differences between the two written below. However, I should add that the Euro print is sharper and in slightly better shape than the U.S. print.

6 out of 10

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