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Release Date:
October 1973 (USA) See more »
These Women Have Just Seen Their Doctor. See more »
John Considine plays the flamboyant Dr. Death, a thousand-year-old magician who has mastered he art... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

John Considine ... Dr. Death
Barry Coe ... Fred Saunders
Cheryl Miller ... Sandy
Stewart Moss ... Greg Vaughn

Leon Askin ... Thor
Jo Morrow ... Laura Saunders
Florence Marly ... Tana
Sivi Aberg ... Venus
Jim Boles ... Caretaker Franz
Athena Lorde ... Spiritualist

Moe Howard ... Volunteer in the Audience
Robert Ball ... Old Wizard
Patrick Dennis-Leigh ... Old Man
Lin Henson ... TV Watcher
Anna Bernard ... Girl in Phone Booth
Barbara Boles ... Alice
Pierre Gonneau ... Harry
Larry Rogers ... Young Man in Park
Denise Denise ... Girl With Flat Tire
Eric Boles ... Man at Seance
Jeffrey Herman ... Man Wanting New Body
Leon Williams ... Man To Arrange Seance
Larry Vincent ... The Strangler (as Larry 'Seymour' Vincent)

Directed by
Eddie Saeta 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sal Ponti  writer

Produced by
Sal Ponti .... associate producer
Eddie Saeta .... producer
Original Music by
Richard LaSalle 
Cinematography by
Emil Oster 
Kent L. Wakeford  (as Kent Wakeford)
Film Editing by
Anthony DiMarco  (as Tony DiMarco)
Art Direction by
Ed Graves 
Makeup Department
Siegfried H. Gelke .... makeup supervisor (as Siegfried Geike)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irby Smith .... assistant director
Jerry Ballew .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Red Fletcher .... property master
Samuel Vecchio .... second props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gordon L. Day .... sound recordist (as Gordon Day)
George Malley .... sound recordist (as George Maly)
Marvin E. Lewis .... cable person (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Bennett .... key grip (uncredited)
Joseph W. Calloway .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bob Eels .... best boy (uncredited)
Paul Gilbert .... generator operator (uncredited)
Gilbert Haimson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Hannah .... gaffer (uncredited)
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Larry Prather .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thomas S. Dawson .... costumer (as Tom Dawson)
Music Department
Richard LaSalle .... conductor
Transportation Department
Edward Baken .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Michael Cooksey .... craft service (uncredited)
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Steven P. Saeta .... production auditor (uncredited)
Margo Wallace .... production secretary (uncredited)

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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
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During filming of one scene director Eddie Saeta went to answer a telephone call, taking it while his back was to the action. When he was finished, he turned back to the cast & crew and called out, "Did I love it?!?".See more »
Dr. Death:Now, would you listen to see if there is any heartbeat?
Volunteer in the Audience:Oh, why, certainly!
[Dr. Death holds out a stethoscope, but the volunteer instead puts his ear directly against the dead girl's chest]
Volunteer in the Audience:She's dead, all right. I couldn't feel - uh, I couldn't hear a thing.
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Ambitious But Not Quite There, 25 January 2006
Author: R Becker

Soap actor John Considine is a bit too pretty and lightweight for the title role, and it's quite surreal to see Moe Howard appear in the first act of the movie, but DOCTOR DEATH is actually an interesting little movie that might have been better. It's very, very much of its time -- not just in terms of the production design but also its treatment of the occult and of horror stories -- but they really try to do a big story on a little budget. And that's nearly always a respectable thing.

For me, one of the highlights of the film is the brief (and silent) appearance of Larry "Seymour" Vincent, the premier Los Angeles horror host of the 1970s. He is part of an amusing movie-within-the-movie that actually makes you wish that you could see *that* movie instead of the one you're actually watching (DOCTOR DEATH)!

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