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The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)

Approved | | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 25 March 1964 (USA)
Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.

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Judge Holmsby / Lex Fortas
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Mrs. Gossett, Holmby's Housekeeper
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Norman, Midvale Football Player
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Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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MERLIN... the kid with the electronic brain See more »

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Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Judge Holmsby obviously has no lenses in his glasses frames. See more »

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References The Shaggy Dog (1959) See more »

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"His way-out brain is on Cloud 9!"
25 February 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Sleepy, over-the-hill "teenager" Tommy Kirk isn't really the ideal actor to carry a movie set on a mythical college campus, one wherein everyone is relentlessly energetic and colorful. Kirk is supposed to be wacky and wonderful too, but he's the most normal of the bunch, bland and grounded. Still, there are some chuckles in this Walt Disney production about a nerdy college whiz, and love-interest Annette Funicello is lively doing the same love-means-a-wedding-ring thing she perfected in the concurrent "Beach Party" flicks. Much preferable to its immediate sequel, "The Monkey's Uncle", which--despite an opening featuring Annette on stage with The Beach Boys!--just didn't have the heart or spirit of this one. *** from ****


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