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The Unknown (1964)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  4 May 1964 (USA)
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Near Aix-les-Bains (South-East of France), two women, Kassia and Leonora, are driven by a fanatical blackmailer, named André, in a white Rolls Royce at full speed. Suddenly, they stop near ... See full summary »



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Near Aix-les-Bains (South-East of France), two women, Kassia and Leonora, are driven by a fanatical blackmailer, named André, in a white Rolls Royce at full speed. Suddenly, they stop near a lake, in the middle of the woods, where the man decides to have a swim. He asks the two women for a drink. The women plan to assassinate him by introducing a deadly leaf from a Thanatos tree in the cocktail. The man dies by poisoning and drowning and the women stare at him without moving. They put the dead body in the trunk of the fancy car. Later, they've lost their way in the countryside and, finally, find a mansion where an old blind man, Colas, opens the door. Upstairs, a strange inventor, Tone Hobart, built a time machine which could resurrect the dead. Unfortunately, André is now alive and ready for a revenge. Written by Thomas Rucki (

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Vera Miles appeared with David McCallum again a couple of years after "The Unknown". Miles was a guest during the second season of The Man From UNCLE, appearing in the two-parter called "The Bridge of Lions Affair". Like other UNCLE two-parters, film footage was added to "Bridge of Lions," and it was released as a feature film under the title, "One of Our Spies Is Missing". See more »

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The Nick Of Time
1 August 2005 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

The Unknown (aka Forms Of Things Unknown) was originally aired as an episode of the Outer Limits TV series in 1964. Set in Europe, it concerns two American women who are manipulated and dominated by a sadistic man with whom they are both deeply involved, whom they decide to poison. After the murder they arrive at the home of a very peculiar young man whose hobby is playing with time. He has developed an elaborate machine to conduct his experiments and, as things turn out, succeeds in bringing back to life the dead man his two visitors have recently killed. Or has he? Once again, these women are being played with, this time in an even more sinister manner, only in this case the trickster is a retiring, benign seeming, scholarly fellow who, when not spying on the women at odd moments, is inclined to quote passages from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

This is a daring and original film, beautifully photographed by Conrad Hall, and finely acted by a well chosen cast that includes Barbara Rush, Vera Miles, David McCallum, Scott Marlowe and Sir Cedric Hardwicke. It is in many ways a "chamber film", small-scale and intimate, done in a manner suggestive of Ingmar Bergman. Director Gerd Oswald does a superb job with the material, and Joseph Stefano's script is artistically ambitious, coming at times perilous close to going over the top, alternately provocatively philosophical and emotionally unnerving, it is like nothing else I have ever seen. If I hesitate to call it a masterpiece this is due mostly due to my resistance to the word, and also to the fact that I've only seen the film once in its entirety and would like to examine it more closely before making grand pronouncements about it. As it is, The Unknown is in a class by itself, and deserves wider distribution than it has thus far received. It is a compelling, utterly unique viewing experience.

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