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Director:
Writers:
Robert Fuest (written by) &
Robert Blees (written by) ...
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Release Date:
July 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Flesh crawls! Blood curdles! Phibes lives! See more »
Plot:
The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Price ... Dr. Anton Phibes

Robert Quarry ... Darrus Biederbeck

Peter Cushing ... Captain
Beryl Reid ... Miss Ambrose
Valli Kemp ... Vulnavia
Peter Jeffrey ... Inspecter Trout
Fiona Lewis ... Diana Trowbridge

Hugh Griffith ... Harry Ambrose

Terry-Thomas ... Lombardo
John Cater ... Superintendent Waverley
Gerald Sim ... Hackett
Lewis Fiander ... Baker

John Thaw ... Shavers
Keith Buckley ... Stewart

Milton Reid ... Manservant - Cheng
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Comer ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)

Caroline Munro ... Victoria Regina Phibes (uncredited)

Gary Owens ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Fuest 
 
Writing credits
Robert Fuest (written by) &
Robert Blees (written by)

James Whiton (characters) &
William Goldstein (characters)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Louis M. Heyward .... producer
James H. Nicholson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Gale 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Thomson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tristam Cones 
 
Casting by
Sally Nicholl 
 
Makeup Department
Trevor Crole-Rees .... makeup artist
Bernadette Ibbetson .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Richard F. Dalton .... production manager (as Richard Dalton)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jake Wright .... assistant director
Terry Hodgkinson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Gary White .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Brian Eatwell .... set designer
Rex Hobbs .... properties
Harry Phipps .... construction manager
Peter Withers .... assistant art director
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie Hammond .... sound recordist (as Les Hammond)
Peter Lennard .... dubbing editor
A.W. Lumkin .... recording director
Fred Tomlin .... sound assistant
Dennis Whitlock .... sound recordist
William Butler .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Bond .... supervisory electrician
Colin Corby .... camera operator
John Golding .... camera assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ivy Baker .... costume supervisor (as Ivy Baker Jones)
Brian Cox .... costumes: Vulnavia
 
Music Department
The Bach Singers .... music performers: choral music (uncredited)
John Gale .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jane Buck .... continuity
David Sheldon .... production executive (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
89 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1974) | France:-12 | UK:15 | USA:PG (Approved No. 23254) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Valli Kemp was cast as Vulnavia because Virginia North was pregnant.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: At the end of the movie, set in 1928, Phibes sings 'Over The Rainbow', first recorded in 1938.See more »
Quotes:
Biederbeck:What kind of fiend are you?
Phibes:The kind that wins, my friend.
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Soundtrack:
Toccat and Fugue in D MinorSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Dr. Phibes Fiercely Rules with Superb Style and Suave Savoir-Faire, 18 May 1999
Author: Gothick from Boston, Mass.

Some feel that this sequel to 1970's The Abominable Dr. Phibes surpassed the original film with its all-out camp elan, wild-and-woolly murder sequences (it's hard to imagine anything more skin-crawlingly gruesome than the Scorpion Throne sequence in this film), exquisite Deco Egyptienne sets and scenery-chewing performances by such stellar talents as Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas (a priceless cameo), Beryl Reid and Peter Jeffrey. Robert Quarry has probably his best role ever as the perfidious Biederbeck, and Valli Kemp makes a fetchingly arch replacement in the role of Vulnavia originated by Virginia North (Kemp's Vulnavia is more in the vein of Maxfield Parrish, while North was arctically Deco). But it's Vincent Price--"how ironic and how clever!"--who rules this bizarre, darkly comic universe of murders and ancient Egyptian occult wisdom. The score by John Gale is also worthy of considerable praise--one of the great horror scores of the latter 20th Century. When is the CD coming out?

I've seen this movie about 7 times, and every time I always notice some little quip or detail that escaped me on first viewing. For trivia buffs, a third film was planned, which was due to bring Phibes face to face with Hitler. Vincent Price was so incensed at the chopping of the original running time of Rises Again that he refused to have anything to do with the third project, so it was abandoned. Director Robert Fuest worked on the Linda Thorson season of the Avengers (the Takeover episode shows some of the Phibes style), and went on to produce a stylish send-up of one of Michael Moorcock's future-sex fantasias.

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