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Project X -- An agent, in the year 2118, is injected with serum that will spread infection all through the land, and scientists strive to find the cure.

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Leslie P. Davies (novels)
Edmund Morris (writer)
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Release Date:
May 1968 (USA) See more »
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It Happened In This Universe A Long Time Ahead, The Year 2118...
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A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Henry Jones leads an effort to save the West by finding what's in the subconscious of Christopher George See more (7 total) »

Cast

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Christopher George ... Hagan Arnold
Greta Baldwin ... Karen Summers

Henry Jones ... Dr. Crowther

Monte Markham ... Gregory Gallea

Harold Gould ... Col. Holt
Phillip Pine ... Dr. Lee Craig (as Phillip E. Pine)

Lee Delano ... Dr. Tony Verity
Ivan Bonar ... Col. Cowen
Robert Cleaves ... Dr. George Tarvin
Charles Irving ... Maj. Tolley
Sheila Bartold ... Sybil Dennis
Patrick Wright ... Stover
Maryesther Denver ... Overseer

Keye Luke ... Sen Chiu (as Key Luke)
Ed Prentiss ... Hicks
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walt Davis ... Highway Patrolman (uncredited)

Directed by
William Castle 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leslie P. Davies  novels
Edmund Morris  writer

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer: special sequences
William Castle .... producer
William Hanna .... producer: special sequences
Dona Holloway .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Van Cleave 
 
Cinematography by
Harold E. Stine  (as Harold Stine)
 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant 
 
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Joseph J. Stone  (as Joseph Stone)
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Marvin G. Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William W. Gray .... unit production manager
Frank Caffey .... production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Caffey .... assistant director
Willard Kirkham .... first assistant director: special sequences
Charles Bohart .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Alex Toth .... production designer: special sequence
Carl Urbano .... production designer: special sequence
 
Sound Department
Garry A. Harris .... sound
John Wilkinson .... sound
Robert J. Callen .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Rocky Nelson .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Chet Johns .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Larry Duran .... stunts (uncredited)
Kenny Endoso .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns .... stunts (uncredited)
Earl Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Peach .... director of photography: special sequences
Frank Dugas .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert W. Full .... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul Weddell .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Magahay .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Shirlee Strahm .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Pete Carpenter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gus Levene .... orchestrator (uncredited)
William Loose .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Fred Steiner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Wally Burr .... live action director: special sequences
Hawk Koch .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Luanna S. Poole .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

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97 min
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Actor Monte Markham did his own stunts in the film. Markham also performed his first-ever onscreen punch in a scene with Larry Duran (Marlon Brando's stunt double) and accidentally gave Duran a bloody nose.See more »
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Henry Jones leads an effort to save the West by finding what's in the subconscious of Christopher George, 23 September 2014
Author: msroz from United States

The "X" in "Project X" (1968) may well stand for the X in Matrix. In this story, set 150 years after 1968, Christopher George is a spy whose memory has been wiped clean after his capture by an Asian empire (led by Keye Luke). However, he has managed to transmit a message that the West will perish in 14 days. Henry Jones and his team of scientists are trying to get George's subconscious to deliver the full meaning of what his message means. To do this they create a "matrix" of a concocted reality, set in 1968, so as to stimulate his mind. They call it a matrix too. It's an illusory reality that George is immersed in and that they control.

This all takes place on an isolated farm that they build to replicate the past. But there are influences that threaten their plans. A co-passenger on the way back to America with George was Monte Markham, and they don't know what happened to him. There's a local factory and one of its pretty employees (Greta Baldwin) happens to wonder into George's life. George himself doesn't take readily to his newly-implanted memories.

The extensive special effects in the film are done well, making good use of color and double exposures. Mainly they involve our seeing into George's subconscious and seeing action through an imaginative rendering that uses color, dark settings, what look like dendrites, fogginess, and overlapping images. There is one sequence in which George's mind produces a red vortex. By delving into George's subconscious, we are told the back story in Asia. The scientific gadgetry looks convincing and not cheap. The sci-fi spirit of making the science seem plausible is honored.

The future is not shown explicitly, but we get a taste of it in the character of Baldwin and her experiences. We see that there is really an authoritarian order in the West. Baldwin is assigned to a job in a factory that transforms dairy into food pills. People are divided into those who may have children and those who may not. The number of children is controlled. The factory working women all sleep in a big room. The matron is like a prison guard. We are told that crime has been eliminated, but at what cost, one wonders. Meanwhile, Harold Gould plays a very bossy member of the security establishment, and his word goes. Plus, the thing driving the whole plot is the enemy relation between West and East.

"Project X" looks excellent in its widescreen DVD print, released by Olive. This is a sci-fi picture I'd never heard of or seen. It's a solid entry in the genre.

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