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Four Sided Triangle (1953)

Approved | | Romance, Sci-Fi | 15 June 1953 (USA)
Bill and Robin, helped by their childhood friend, Lena, develop a "reproducer" which can exactly duplicate any object. Bill, crushed when Lena marries Robin, convinces her to allow him to ... See full summary »

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Terence Fisher

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Terence Fisher (screenplay), Paul Tabori (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Payton ... Lena / Helen
James Hayter ... Dr. Harvey
Stephen Murray ... Bill
John Van Eyssen John Van Eyssen ... Robin
Percy Marmont ... Sir Walter
Jennifer Dearman Jennifer Dearman ... Lena as a Child
Glyn Dearman Glyn Dearman ... Bill as a Child
Sean Barrett Sean Barrett ... Robin as a Child
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... Lord Grant
John Stuart ... Solicitor
Edith Saville Edith Saville ... Lady Grant
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Storyline

Bill and Robin, helped by their childhood friend, Lena, develop a "reproducer" which can exactly duplicate any object. Bill, crushed when Lena marries Robin, convinces her to allow him to duplicate her, so that he may have a copy of her for himself. The experiment, at first deemed a success, seems to have worked only too well as the duplicate, Helen, is such an exact copy that she also loves Robin, not Bill. Bill hopes to rectify the situation with another radical experiment. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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She lived two amazing lives under his spell!

Genres:

Romance | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monster and the Woman See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Prologue: "God hath made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions." Ecclesiates. See more »

Quotes

Lena: An empty mind... and a new beginning!
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Connections

Referenced in Tales from the Crypt: Four-Sided Triangle (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by Malcolm Arnold
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Well shot and helped much by Malcolm Arnold soundtrack

Early Hammer sci-fi, which is nicely enough made, just avoiding being too sentimental about the rolling hills of old England, but not having quite the edge that would have made it so much better. Difficult enough after the war to discuss suicide so openly without taking too cynical a view on life and death generally but it is the end that really disappoints. I won't spoil the ending but am convinced this could have been a real chiller. Nevertheless, everyone turns out decent performances with Barbara Payton being particularly effective in her twin roles. Well shot and helped much by Malcolm Arnold soundtrack. Worth seeing and despite obvious precedents, original enough in its own way.


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