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The Maze (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 26 July 1953 (USA)
A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he ... See full summary »

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Daniel B. Ullman (written for the screen by) (as Dan Ullman), Maurice Sandoz (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Carlson ... Gerald MacTeam
Veronica Hurst Veronica Hurst ... Kitty Murray
Katherine Emery ... Edith Murray
Michael Pate ... William
John Dodsworth John Dodsworth ... Dr. Bert Dilling
Hillary Brooke ... Peggy Lord
Stanley Fraser Stanley Fraser ... Robert
Lilian Bond ... Margaret Dilling (as Lillian Bond)
Owen McGiveney ... Simon
Robin Hughes ... Richard Roblar
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Storyline

A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he has suddenly aged. Some mysterious things happen in a maze made from the hedges adjoining the castle. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il labirinto See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)| 3 Channel Stereo (35mm Full Coat Mag Interlock)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Last feature film directed by William Cameron Menzies. See more »

Goofs

Kitty and Edith's rooms in the castle have their windows blocked with stone. That is shown in a shot of Kitty's room the night they arrived. The only light sources are candles and the fireplaces. Yet, in the morning, both bedrooms are bathed in light as if the sun were streaming in through these blocked windows. See more »

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Haunting, until the end
14 August 2011 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

Moody, atmospheric and beautifully lensed Gothic thriller about an ancestral castle and its dark secret. A man about to be married (Richard Carlson) is abruptly called away to his ancestral estate. He breaks off his engagement to the delectable Veronica Hurst and she and her aunt (Katherine Emery) then travel to the castle to find out what's going on. There is a maze out back and someone or something prowls its corridors late at night. Excellent storyline and quite suspenseful, at least until the shadowy creature is finally revealed. Then it's off to MST3K territory, unfortunately. Up to that point, a very good ride that may remind some of 1960's "The Haunting." The focus is often on Hurst, and justifiably so. She looks terrific, even with her 1950s perm and makeup. Definitely not one of Carlson's best, and the film is largely forgotten today.


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