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The Dead Talk Back -- (1957) A previously unreleased horror film! A young blonde is brutally murdered. An eccentric scientist who sidelines as a criminal investigator has created an apparatus that can communicate with the dead!

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Merle S. Gould (written by)
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Release Date:
1957 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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

  (in credits order)
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)

Directed by
Merle S. Gould 
 
Writing credits
Merle S. Gould (written by)

Produced by
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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65 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Bounce card visible on left of screen when Harry walks up to the telephone booth.See more »
Quotes:
Christy Mattling:[to Henry Krasker] Tellin' them innocent kids stories about the dead and their hauntings! That's the work of the devil. You'll pay for it. The Devil! That man is the Devil Himself!
Renee Coliveil:Oh shut up, you potentate of righteousness!
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References Full of Life (1956)See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Aldo Farnese Rules!, 21 December 2004
Author: Big from United States

I LOVE the character of Henry Krasker and after countless viewings of this odd little film I find my curiosity about the actor Aldo Farnese just keeps hanging on. He created and performed some well-loved kiddie shows in Philadelphia years after this forgotten film, and also worked as a cameraman around Philadelphia, particularly at the Spectrum (whatever that is/was!). I corresponded briefly with his son a few years back and was saddened to hear that he'd passed away in the 90s.

I also was contacted by the son of the actress who played the murdered Renee in the film. That was many years ago and all he could tell me was that neither his mom nor anyone else was paid for their work on the film (the old, "You get a share of the profits" thing) and that his mom was alive and well and living in Manhattan and that she still had the producer's business card! As her son was a diamond broker as I recall, I like to think of her living in luxury somewhere in a Manhattan skyscraper.

Anyone who has any other info about Aldo Farnese or this film, please contact me! Thanks!

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