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Daughter of the Mind (1969)

A professor of cybernetics comes to believe that his dead daughter is communicating with him from the netherworld.

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Dr. Alex Lauder
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Prof. Samuel Constable
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Lenore Constable
Barbara Dana ...
Tina Cryder
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Saul Wiener
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Mary Constable
William Beckley ...
Arnold Bessmer
Ivor Barry ...
Dr. Paul Cryder
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Dr. Frank Ferguson
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Mr. Bosch
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Helga
Cecile Ozorio ...
Devi Bessmer
Frank Maxwell ...
Gen. Augstedt
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Enemy Agent
Hal Frederick ...
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A professor of cybernetics comes to believe that his dead daughter is communicating with him from the netherworld.

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9 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Fruto de la imaginación  »

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This was the first TV-movie for both Gene Tierney and 20th Century Fox Television. See more »

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Dr. Alex Lauder: General, if we were in my office I could get from my files a list of distinguished scientists, philosophers, statesmen, even generals who are willing to admit the possibility of communicating with the dead.
Gen. Augstedt: Oh, someone's communicating with Professor Constable alright. Somebody from the other side alright. The other side in the Cold War. They're experts at defection and subversions, They use prostitutes, kidnapping, homosexuals, blackmail, phony morality, religion. Doesn't surprise me a bit that...
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The book was better
20 November 2004 | by (Tulsa) – See all my reviews

I had read the book, "The Hand of Mary Constable" in my dad's Reader's Digest Condensed Books, so I was thrilled when I saw that it was going to be a Movie of the Week.

Unfortunately, it didn't live up to the book, as is frequently the case. In particular, the technology supposedly employed by the hero (which was actually the protagonist's name in the book, Alexander Hero) was ridiculously inadequate.

The book had a real downbeat Cold War mood to it and was a highly effective and timely thriller. I first heard the term "cybernetics" there.

Much later, I read the uncondensed version of the book, and though it had a lot more sex (not at all a deterrent), it wasn't as propulsive as the condensed version.


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