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Sal Ponti (writer)
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Release Date:
October 1973 (USA) See more »
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These Women Have Just Seen Their Doctor. See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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)
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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
Eddie 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
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable Snack for Voracious 70's Horror Fans?, 24 January 2012
Author: Joseph Brando from NJ, USA

Do you have an appreciation for 70's occult horror movies? Do you like over-the-top performances by effeminate satanists? Do you like your horror movies to be more weird than frightening? .... If you answered "yes" to at least two of these questions, you will find Doctor Death: Seeker Of Souls more than worthy of an hour and a half of your time.

Doctor Death has spent the past several centuries hopping around from body to body and kissing dead women. So why should the 1970's be any different? Seriously, this movie belongs in the same category as "Manos: The Hands Of Fate" and "Dungeon Of Harrow" - all belonging to an ambitious class of horror movies that had dialogue, actors, and set designs that well superseded their meager budgets. You will definitely find much more to laugh at than to cover your eyes in fear from, namely the completely ridiculous performance by John Constadine who will keep your eyes and ears glued to the TV as inane words are spurted out of his hammy mouth.

The other thing to watch out for are some excellent character actors (some of whom were quite famous decades before this production began) scattered throughout the film. Yes, that is Moe from the 3 Stooges playing an extra as a volunteer in Doctor Death's audience. Florence Marly deserves a special mention for her alluring mysterious performance as Tana, the wife of Doctor Death.

This is one of those DVD's that should come with a pre-rolled joint included.

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