6.6/10
239
17 user 3 critic

Daughter of the Mind (1969)

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

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (novel)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crawlspace (TV Movie 1972)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A childless middle-age couple adopt a troubled youth they find living in their crawlspace and attempt to get him to rejoin society with tragic results.

Directors: John Newland, Buzz Kulik
Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Teresa Wright, Tom Happer
A Cold Night's Death (TV Movie 1973)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Scientists Culp and Wallach suspect that there is someone other than their research primates inhabiting their polar station.

Director: Jerrold Freedman
Stars: Robert Culp, Eli Wallach, Michael C. Gwynne
When Michael Calls (TV Movie 1972)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman begins receiving ominous phone calls from a relative who died 15 years prior. With each phone call, a family member dies. Will she be the next in line?

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Douglas
Crowhaven Farm (TV Movie 1970)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young couple inherits a farm. Hoping that the rural location might help to patch up their strained marriage, they move into it, only to be confronted by the supernatural forces that inhabit it.'

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Hope Lange, Paul Burke, Lloyd Bochner
Haunts of the Very Rich (TV Movie 1972)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of wealthy but secretly very troubled people travel to an island resort but find themselves wondering about their existences after a while.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Edward Asner
She Waits (TV Movie 1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A murdered woman seeks revenge, possesses her husband's new wife.

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Patty Duke, David McCallum, Dorothy McGuire
House on Greenapple Road (TV Movie 1970)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A detective investigates the disappearance of the promiscuous wife of a timid salesman, and finds that everything is not quite as it appears.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Christopher George, Janet Leigh, Julie Harris
Night Slaves (TV Movie 1970)
Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: James Franciscus, Lee Grant, Scott Marlowe
Satan's Triangle (TV Movie 1975)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The female survivor of a shipwreck and two Coast Guard helicopter pilots sent to rescue her find themselves trapped in a mysterious part of the ocean known as Satan's Triangle.

Director: Sutton Roley
Stars: Kim Novak, Doug McClure, Alejandro Rey
See the Man Run (TV Movie 1971)
Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Kidnappers making a ransom demand dial a wrong number & reach a struggling actor instead. He decides to cut himself in for some of the money.

Director: Corey Allen
Stars: Robert Culp, Angie Dickinson, Eddie Albert
Scream, Pretty Peggy (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Ted Bessell, Bette Davis, Sian Barbara Allen
Honeymoon with a Stranger (TV Movie 1969)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

While vacationing with her husband in Italy, a middle-aged woman wakes up one morning to find that the man in bed with her is not her husband but an imposter. He, however, claims he is her ... See full summary »

Director: John Peyser
Stars: Janet Leigh, Rossano Brazzi, Joseph Lenzi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Dr. Alex Lauder
...
Prof. Samuel Constable
...
Lenore Constable
Barbara Dana ...
Tina Cryder
...
Saul Wiener
...
Mary Constable
William Beckley ...
Arnold Bessmer
Ivor Barry ...
Dr. Paul Cryder
...
Dr. Frank Ferguson
...
Mr. Bosch
...
Helga
Cecile Ozorio ...
Devi Bessmer
Frank Maxwell ...
Gen. Augstedt
...
Enemy Agent
Hal Frederick ...
Technician
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller | Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 December 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fruto de la imaginación  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

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...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Searching for possible ABC MOTW mcwhat-1
I'm looking for this movie davidp-14
Those ads! nsavage3-1
One stupid made for TV movie Moncrest
Discuss Daughter of the Mind (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?