The Power (1968)

Unrated  |   |  Thriller, Sci-Fi  |  21 February 1968 (USA)
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One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and to stop them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prof. Jim Tanner
Prof. Margery Lansing
Prof. Norman E. Van Zandt
Mrs. Sally Hallson
Prof. Talbot Scott aka Scotty
Mark Corlane
Ken Murray ...
Prof. Henry Hallson
Prof. Carl Melnicker
Arthur Nordlund
Miiko Taka ...
Mrs. Van Zandt
Mrs. Hallson
Mr. Hallson


Contains spoilers: A man slowly realizes two things: that he has telekinesis - the power to move things with the power of his mind alone - and that another man who shares this power wants to kill him. Written by Brenda Holloway <>

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glossy '60s sci fi
26 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This interesting sci fi film stars George Hamilton and Suzanne Pleshette, and features some former stars/near stars who had seen better days: Yvonne DeCarlo, Richard Carlson, Aldo Ray, and Gary Merrill (in a real stepdown from All About Eve). Among the older stars, Michael Rennie has a larger supporting role. The cast, a good budget, and an intriguing script make for an entertaining film about the attempt of one megamind to ferret out who's a threat to him among a group of scientists. One of them has telekinesis, and after the murder of the whistle-blower, played by Arthur O'Connell, Hamilton tries to find O'Connell's old friend, whose name was written on a piece of paper, suspecting him of somehow being involved.

This is a neat drama, all the more interesting in seeing the young stars, Hamilton and Pleshette, play against the older Hollywood types.

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