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The Power (1968)

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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

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

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 <brendah@pdsc.com>

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Thriller | Sci-Fi

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21 February 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aivojen sota  »

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Trivia

MGM announced plans to produce the movie with George Pal as producer/director during it's 40th anniversary celebration in 1964. Unlike many of the announced projects, this one actually got made but wasn't released until 1968. See more »

Goofs

During Tanner's high speed jeep ride into the desert the tires squeal even though they're traveling on sand. See more »

Quotes

Professor Jim Tanner: They say that power corrupts - and that absolute power - I wonder...
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Connections

Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No.1: Andante Cantabile
(uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Lost information on the 1956 TV version of this story.
25 July 2006 | by (Charlotte, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This story was first televised live during the summer of 1956 on one of the high quality drama series that flourished during the 1950's. Perhaps it was The United States Steel Hour. I was an eleven year old kid at the time and was fascinated with the basic plot. I have searched for information about the original teleplay, but have been unsuccessful. Does anyone out there have any info on the TV broadcast of this story?

Several years later, I read Frank M. Robinson's novel, from which the two movies were made and enjoyed the 1968 film version. It had a terrific musical score, featuring a zither-like instrument played with felt hammers. George Hamilton did a fine job in the lead role.


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