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1957 (USA) See more »
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A psychic researcher attempts to solve a murder by using a radio that enables him to speak with the dead. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Aldo Farnese ... Henry Krasker
Scott Douglas ... Lieutenant Lewis
Laura Brock ... Renee Coliveil
Earl Sands ... Harry
Myron Natwick ... Raymond Milburn
Kyle Stanton ... Christy Mattling
Sammy Ray ... Tony Pettini
Curtis Roberts ... Frits Kreuger
Don Parker ... Don Harris
Janeanna Pritchard ... Hope Byington
Rose Gorman ... Alice Corman
Betty Ruth ... Sarah Sthoil
Mat Maracco ... Harold Yonger
Lyn Douglas ... First Photo Receptionist
Eileen Leavitt ... Second Photo Receptionist
Dennis Gould ... Denny Sthoil
Ronnie Gould ... Ronnie Sthoil
Betty Winnick ... Photo Customer
Grace Quinn ... Photographer's Model
Gil Martin ... Policeman
J.S. Serfozo ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Cheek ... Bongo Player (uncredited)
George Rhoden ... Bongo Player (uncredited)
Janice Smith ... Singer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Merle S. Gould 
 
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Merle S. Gould (written by)

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Merle S. Gould .... producer
 
Music Department
Don Cheek .... musician: bongo drums
George Rhoden .... musician: bongo drums
Van Phillips .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 

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Shot in 1957, the film was never seen outside of an editing machine until 1993, when it was discovered by Sinister Cinema at the old offices of Headliner Productions. Sinister bought the rights to sell it on video in 1993. It gained the most attention when it was shown on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (1988).See more »
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Continuity: At the start of Tony Pettini's chase, Pettini crosses the street and continues in the same direction. When the camera cuts to following Pettini again, he's clearly back on the previous side of the street.See more »
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Henry Krasker:[demonstrating his invention] The razor blade is attached to the speaker by wires and is then placed in the wine glass. If there is an entity or spirit present in the room, it would be possible thourgh a method known as telekenis, or the moving of objects by thought, to move the vibrator contained in the speaker.
Hope Byington:Oh, I remember something like that in school. A student, during a demonstration, moved a salt shaker across a table by merely concentrating on it.
Henry Krasker:That's precisely the same theory that I hope to demonstrate here tonight. Lights, please.
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Bad Dead, Don't You Talk Back To Me!, 12 April 2008
Author: librachild from San Jose, CA

The Dead Talk Back. Weren't they irritating enough when they were alive? This is a somewhat odd "who done it?" tale of a crossbow murder at a boarding house. The story is basically told through the eyes of one police Lt.Lewis investigating the crime and the amateur sleuth helping out. Mr Krasker, the amateur sleuth, believes the departed can be contacted and communicated with. Therefore his services are highly sought by the police in solving the murder. All boarders are suspect. Who done it? Is it the bible quoting potentate of righteousness, the homely Miss Byington, the withdrawn record clerk, the refined DJ, the landlady, Frits Kreuger, or Mr. Krasker himself?? Marvel as Mr. Krasker devises a plan to nab the murderer. Recommended for murder mystery buffs and those who talk to the dead or are thinking about it.

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