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The Norliss Tapes -- An investigative reporter stumbles onto a group of modern-day vampires.


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21 February 1973 (USA) See more »
An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Roy Thinnes ... David Norliss

Don Porter ... Sanford T. Evans

Angie Dickinson ... Ellen Sterns Cort

Claude Akins ... Sheriff Tom Hartley

Michele Carey ... Marsha Sterns

Vonetta McGee ... Mme. Jeckiel

Hurd Hatfield ... Charles Langdon
Bryan O'Byrne ... Mr. Dobkins
Robert Mandan ... George Rosen
Ed Gilbert ... Sid Phelps (as Edmund Gilbert)
Jane Dulo ... Sarah Dobkins

Stanley Adams ... Truck Driver
Bob Schott ... Sargoth

George DiCenzo ... Man in Langdon Gallery
Patrick Wright ... Larry Mather

Nick Dimitri ... James Raymond Cort

Directed by
Dan Curtis 
Writing credits
William F. Nolan (teleplay)

Fred Mustard Stewart (story)

Produced by
Dan Curtis .... producer
Charles W. Fries .... executive producer (as Charles Fries)
Robert Singer .... associate producer (as Bob Singer)
Original Music by
Bob Cobert  (as Robert Cobert)
Cinematography by
Ben Colman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John F. Link  (as John F. Link II)
Casting by
Hoyt Bowers 
Art Direction by
Trevor Williams 
Set Decoration by
Reg Allen  (as Reginald Allen)
Makeup Department
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup artist (as Fred Phillips)
Production Management
Gary S. Gerlich .... post-production supervisor (as Gary Gerlich)
Joe Wonder .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Bohrer .... assistant director
Art Department
C. Randall Berkeley .... property master (as Ted Berkeley)
Sound Department
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Harold Lewis .... sound mixer (as Hal Lewis)
Robert J. Litt .... recording supervisor
Roger Sword .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John J. Linder .... key grip (as John Linder)
Thor Sundby .... chief electrician (as Thor Sunby)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John S. Perry .... wardrobe supervisor (as John Perry)
Music Department
Bob Cobert .... conductor (as Robert Cobert)
John Mick .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jack Lietzke .... transportation
Other crew
Dan Alexander .... script supervisor
Elliot Friedgen .... production administrator
Alan Sacks .... program developer
Arthur Stolnitz .... production executive (as Art Stolnitz)
Jerry Wineman .... coordinator

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72 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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This movie was intended as a pilot for a TV series of the same name. It was not picked up by NBC.See more »
David Norliss:As I headed for the Cort estate along the seventeen mile drive, acres of lush cyprus and tall pine loomed over me. The ocean below bellowed and roared, smashing into the coastline spilling white foam along the sand. There's no doubt this rugged peninsular country could give the French Riviera tough competition...See more »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
One of the best movies of the 70's, 19 April 2001
Author: mn1953

This was one of the best made-for-tv-movies of the 70's. Why it wasn't continued into a series or trilogy is a mystery, as the ending left you dangling! Superb acting made this a true thriller. If anyone knows where a copy of this movie can be obtained, please post on this comment board. It is never shown on television, which is a shame indeed! Such a waste of some wonderful entertainment!

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