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Sal Ponti (writer)
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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
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The film had a 12 day shooting schedule.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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If you're a 1970s "Horror Kid" like me--you'll LOVE IT !, 24 April 2011
Author: shango7200 from United States

If you are like me and grew up in the 1970s watching horror movies and Creature Features on TV you will love this movie! This was "lost" for years, never played on TV and barely got released to theaters. Odd because this was released by Cinerama (Bing Crosby owned this company --and they released other movies like "Willard" ) so it should have been more well known than it was. I won't tread through the plot again, but if this movie had big name stars and a big budget it would play like a classic Hollywood horror movie from the 1940s or 1950s. It's clear that the director loves the horror/thriller genre and it shows. I expected this to be like an average A.I.P. "Count Yorga" movie--but "Doctor Death" is a notch above. The photography, music, lighting, sets, acting and pacing are above your average 1970s pot-boiler. Remember Warren Publications ? They did the Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella magazines in the 1960s and 1970s. This movie looks exactly like one of their magazines made flesh by cinema. I actually cheered and applauded at some of the scenes in this movie and would LOVE to see this in a theater full of horror fans. The DVD has a amusing commentary track by "Doctor Death" himself and a moderator that is a true horror buff --so this guy asks all the right questions about the history and background of the film. Just perfect. "Doctor Death" is not as scary as say "Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things" , but is wildly colorful and fun!

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