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Writers:
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Release Date:
November 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Boris Karloff He Turns Them On...He Turns Them Off...to live...love...die or KILL!
Plot:
The great hypnotist Professor Montserrat has developed a technique for controlling the minds, and sharing the sensations... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Sadly forgotten, well worth a look See more (33 total) »

Cast

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Boris Karloff ... Prof. Marcus Monserrat
Catherine Lacey ... Estelle Monserrat
Elizabeth Ercy ... Nicole

Ian Ogilvy ... Mike Roscoe
Victor Henry ... Alan
Sally Sheridan ... Laura Ladd (as Dani Sheridan)
Alf Joint ... Ron, the mechanic
Meier Tzelniker ... The Jewish Baker
Gerald Campion ... Customer in China Shop

Susan George ... Audrey Woods
Ivor Dean ... Insp. Matalon
Peter Fraser ... Detective George
Martin Terry ... Tobacconist
Bill Barnsley ... Constable in Fur Store
Maureen Booth ... Dancer (as Maureen Boothe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toni Daly ... Vocalist (uncredited)
Arnold L. Miller ... Taxi driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Reeves 
 
Writing credits
Michael Reeves (screenplay) and
Tom Baker (screenplay)

John Burke (idea)

Produced by
Patrick Curtis .... producer
Arnold L. Miller .... executive producer
Tony Tenser .... producer
Michael Reeves .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Ferris 
 
Cinematography by
Stanley A. Long (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Susan Michie 
David Woodward 
Ralph Sheldon (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis 
 
Makeup Department
Geoffrey Rodway .... makeup artist (as Geoff Rodway)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Wilkinson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jack Palmer .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Ken Osborne .... sound mixer
Mike Payne .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Jack Silk .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurice Corcoran .... gaffer
Don Lord .... camera assistant
John Mantell .... camera operator
Gordon Thornton .... camera assistant
 
Music Department
Paul Ferris .... conductor
 
Other crew
Sheila Miller .... production secretary
Doreen Soan .... continuity
 

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86 min
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Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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Certification:
Iceland:16 | Spain:13 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2002) (2003) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

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Ian Ogilvy rides a 750cc Norton Atlas motorcycle in the film.See more »
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Sadly forgotten, well worth a look, 18 August 2000
Author: C. M. O'Brien

The aged Karloff stars as a disgraced hypnotist, eager to try out his new thought transferal device at the urge of his domineering wife (Lacey). Finding an ideal subject in a jaded youth (Ogilvy), the couple discover they can vicariously experience his every sensation while controlling his actions. Karloff wishes his invention to be used for the crippled and elderly to take a virtual vacation, while his wife revels in the thrill of committing various crimes through the young man. Her wishes increase from theft to murder. After she has successfully shattered Ogilvy's life and relationships, it boils down to a battle of wits between the two for control of the young man's psyche. It plays like an episode of the original Outer Limits series, with the couple's venture into realms man was not meant to explore, and tragic denouement although there is no Control Voice to lull us back to normality or offer a moral here.

Michael Reeves made one other film, the stunning Witchfinder General before taking his own life at the age of twenty-five. Who knows what the film's enfant terrible director might have accomplished had he lived? From subtle tricks of lighting, and the use of a story that fits the budget, to imaginative shots and an emphasis on action, it contains all the elements today's independent filmmakers should take note of. It is worth noting Ogilvy would later take on the role of mad scientist involved in mind control techniques in Fugitive Mind.

While dated in many aspects, it's a shame this film is all but forgotten, and unavailable commercially.

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