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Daughter of the Mind (1969)

TV Movie  |   |  Thriller, Horror  |  9 December 1969 (USA)
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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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Cast overview:
Dr. Alex Lauder
Prof. Samuel Constable
Lenore Constable
Barbara Dana ...
Tina Cryder
Saul Wiener
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Mary Constable
William Beckley ...
Arnold Bessmer
Ivor Barry ...
Dr. Paul Cryder
Dr. Frank Ferguson
Mr. Bosch
Virginia Christine ...
Cecile Ozorio ...
Devi Bessmer
Frank Maxwell ...
Gen. Augstedt
Enemy Agent
Hal Frederick ...


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

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Release Date:

9 December 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fruto de la imaginación  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was the first TV-movie for both Gene Tierney and 20th Century Fox Television. See more »


Mary Constable: [wailing, as she vanishes] Oh, Daddy... I *hate* being dead!
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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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