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Writers:
Lee Frost (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
19 July 1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They transplanted a white bigot's head on a soul brother's body! See more »
Plot:
A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man's body... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Some good laughs here! See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ray Milland ... Maxwell Kirshner

Roosevelt Grier ... Jack Moss (as 'Rosey' Grier)
Don Marshall ... Dr. Fred Williams

Roger Perry ... Dr. Philip Desmond
Chelsea Brown ... Lila

Kathrine Baumann ... Patricia (as Kathy Baumann)
John Dullaghan ... Thomas
John Bliss ... Donald
Bruce Kimball ... Police Lieutenant
Jane Kellem ... Miss Mullen
Lee Frost ... Sergeant Hacker
Wes Bishop ... Dr. Smith
Roger Gentry ... Police Sergeant
Britt Nilsson ... Nurse

Rick Baker ... Gorilla
Phil Hoover ... Policeman
Rod Steele ... Medical Salesman
Michael Viner ... Prison Guard

William Smith ... Hysterical Condemned Man

Jerry Butler ... Prison Guard
George E. Carey ... Mitch
Tommy Cook ... Priest
Albert Zugsmith ... Cameo Appearance
Dick Whittington ... TV Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Gans ... Reporter in Tan Coat (uncredited)

Joan Prather ... Nurse (uncredited)
Ray Sebastian ... Policeman in Car 219 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lee Frost 
 
Writing credits
Lee Frost (screenplay) &
Wes Bishop (screenplay) and
James Gordon White (screenplay)

Lee Frost (story) and
Wes Bishop (story)

Produced by
Wes Bishop .... producer
John Lawrence .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Robert O. Ragland 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Steely 
 
Production Management
Roger Gentry .... production manager
 
Sound Department
George Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Edward Schryver .... post-production sound supervisor
Clark Will .... production sound
 
Special Effects by
Gail Brown .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier
Thomas R. Burman .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as Tom Burman)
Pete Peterson .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier
Charles H. Schram .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as Charles Schram)
Daniel C. Striepeke .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as Dan Striepeke)
James Gordon White .... head re-creator: Mr. Milland and Mr. Grier (as James White)
Rick Baker .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bud Ekins .... stunts (as 'Bud' Ekins)
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator
Dick Durock .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Deats .... key grip
Charles Minsky .... assistant camera (as Chuck Minsky)
Edward Schryver .... assistant camera
Larry Wallace .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Ed Forsyth .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
David Angel .... composer: additional music
David Angel .... music arranger
Porter Jordan .... composer: additional music
Porter Jordan .... music arranger
Michael Viner .... music producer
Michael Viner .... music supervisor
Michael Viner .... musical director
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Cadvan Griffiths .... medical advisor (as Dr. Cadvan Griffiths)
Fred Nyquist .... assistant to producer
David Sheldon .... production executive
Rod Steele .... medical advisor
 

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93 min
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Crew or equipment visible: During the big police-car/motorcycle chase, in a POV shot from the motorcycle, the stunt driver (who looks nothing like any of the characters on the bike) is on the right side of the screen, with the camera shooting over his left shoulder.See more »
Quotes:
Lila:get some sleepbaby, I'll wake you once dinner's ready
Jack Moss:let's just stay here a little while
Lila:Now come on honey, I got to start dinner
Jack Moss:You don't have to start now, why don't you start it later?
Lila:[hesitant] Oh come on Jack I... I
[she glances at Kirshner]
Jack Moss:Is he bothering you? I'll cover his head with a pillowcase.
Dr. Maxwell Kirshner:[with disgust] You must be joking! Is that all you people think about?
Lila:[with disgust] It's no use honey, maybe when I get used to it
[walks off]
[...]
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Some good laughs here!, 30 December 2003
Author: capkronos (capkronos00@hotmail.com) from Ohio, USA

If you thought THE DEFIANT ONES was the ultimate in forced race relations, try watching this horror classic from "adults only" vets Lee Frost and Wes Bishop! Ray Milland (yes, the same Ray Milland who won a Best Actor Oscar for his excellent turn in 1945's THE LOST WEEKEND) is a brilliant-but-racist brain surgeon who is dying, but has perfected a way to live on through head-transplants. Someone out there decides to teach him a lesson by placing his bigoted noggin on the body of a black convict (former professional football star Rosey Grier). The heads fight, punch each other and go through many other genuinely (and unintentionally) hilarious slapstick scenes. Try not to laugh watching Grier running around or riding on a motorcycle with a ridiculous-looking fake dummy-head planted on his shoulders.

Not to be confused with THE INCREDIBLE TWO HEADED TRANSPLANT (1971) or Andy Milligan's THE MAN WITH TWO HEADS (1972).

Score: 5 out of 10 (Though a MUST for camp aficionados!)

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