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The Mutations
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Release Date:
25 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature...... it can be HORRIFYING! EVEN TO THEM!
Plot:
Scientist experiments with crossing humans and plants, for which he uses his students. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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frightful disturbing b-movie See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Donald Pleasence ... Professor Nolter

Tom Baker ... Lynch
Brad Harris ... Brian Redford
Julie Ege ... Hedi

Michael Dunn ... Burns
Scott Antony ... Tony

Jill Haworth ... Lauren
Olga Anthony ... Bridget
Lisa Collings ... Prostitute
Joan Scott ... Landlady
Toby Lennon ... Tramp
John Wireford ... Policeman
Eithne Dunne ... Nurse
Tony Mayne ... Dwarf Tony
Molly Tweedlie ... Dwarf Molly
Kathy Kitchen ... Midget Kathy
Fran Fullenwider ... Fat Lady
Lesley Roose ... Skinny Lady
Fay Bura ... Bearded Lady
Bob Bura ... Fire Eater
O.T. ... Human Pincushion
Madge Garnett ... Monkey Woman
Willie Ingram ... Popeye
Hugh Baily ... Pretzel Boy
Félix Duarte ... Frog Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Esther Blackmon ... Alligator Girl
Richard Davies ... Doctor
Harry Fielder ... Barker at Funfair (uncredited)
Pepe Poupee ... Rogue Scientist (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Audience Member (at Freak Show). (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Cardiff 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Mann  (as Edward Mann)
Robert D. Weinbach 

Produced by
J. Ronald Getty .... executive producer
Brad Harris .... associate producer
Herbert G. Luft .... associate producer
Robert D. Weinbach .... producer
 
Original Music by
Basil Kirchin 
Jack Nathan (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Paul Beeson 
 
Film Editing by
John Trumper 
 
Casting by
Sally Nicholl 
 
Art Direction by
Herbert Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Josie MacAvin 
 
Makeup Department
Kathleen Freeborn .... makeup assistant
Robin Grantham .... makeup assistant
Susie Hill .... hair stylist
Charles E. Parker .... special makeup
 
Production Management
Alfred W. Marcus .... production manager (as Al Marcus)
Jack Smith .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Dunbar .... assistant director
Ray Freeborn .... second assistant director
Gareth Tandy .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Bob Devine .... construction manager
John Lageu .... assistant art director
Josie MacAvin .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Peter Bond .... assistant dubbing editor
Danny Daniel .... sound recordist
Brian Ford .... sound mixer
Stan Haines .... boom operator
Ted Karnon .... sound mixer
Mike Le Mare .... dubbing editor
Austin Partridge .... sound maintenance
 
Special Effects by
Mike Hope .... special effects
 
Stunts
Eddie Powell .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Cardiff .... camera operator: second unit
John Jay .... still photographer
John May .... supervising electrician
Ken Middleham .... time lapse photography
Ray Sturgess .... camera operator
David Worley .... camera focus
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul Vachon .... wardrobe master
Joanna Wright .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
David Beesley .... second assistant editor
Russ Woolnough .... first assistant editor (as Russell Woolnough)
 
Music Department
Jack Nathan .... music associate
 
Other crew
Pamela Allen .... secretary to executives
Mary Lou Cohen .... assistant to producer
Jeanne Ferber .... production secretary
Lynda Levy .... producers asssistant
Lynda Levy .... secretary to the producer
William Mahiger .... assistant to producer
Doreen Soan .... continuity
Ray Tranter .... production accountant
 

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Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Iceland:16 | Norway:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16
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According to Robert D. Weinbach the role of Professor Nolter was intended for Vincent Price but this was abandoned after difficulties with Price's agent.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
frightful disturbing b-movie, 21 February 2009
Author: johnc2141 from United States

OK i seen the mutations when i was younger at a movie theater in;Paterson new jersey and to this day i cant remember the co-feature. but it scared the hell out of me.its a basic mad scientist story,with a brilliant but unbalanced Dr played by the late great;Donald Pleasence who went on to play Dr loomis in the Halloween movie series(1978 to 1989)creating mutations from plants.i know very weird.it all takes place in england,much to the distaste of fellow scientist from America played by Brad Harris.he gets his subjects from a deformed man played by;Tom Baker(who played Dr who in the 70's)this guy is so gruesome he would give Frankensteins monster the willies.anyway lynch(tom baker)is co-owner of a traveling carnival.the main owner is a kindly dwarf played by Micheal Dunn,who does'nt approve of the Dr's intentions.and like the earlier movie;freaks this movie features real human oddities. the one that gave me nightmares was a guy called pop eye,i don't need to say what he does.also starring in this movie is Julie Ege and Jill Haworth.the mutations has been released to video under the title;the freak-maker.its not as good as Tod brownings freaks,but it is very unsettling.i re watched this recently and found it very entertaining but it no longer gives me nightmares.all i can say is its still a very good film,with a great cast.and Donald Pleasence played the best mad doctors.I'm giving mutations(aka;freak-maker)8 out of 10.

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