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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 »

Writers:

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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ALL THE CHILLS OF A GREAT SUSPENSE NOVEL LEAP FROM THE SCREEN! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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Last film of Katherine Emery. 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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Referenced in Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

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Fine Fifties Fear
30 July 2005 | by eileenmchenrySee all my reviews

I remember this film of old. It's a great, chilling, atmospheric horror picture about a man who moves into a Scottish castle, only to discover that there are strange goings-on in the corridors at night. And there are even stranger events taking place out back, in Hollywood's most familiar hedge maze. Yes, this is the maze you've seen in every feature-length film that ever involved a topiary puzzle, up to and including "The Shining." But the punchline to this story is about the last thing you would guess. I certainly didn't see it coming. This is a fine example of how good and convincing a movie can be even when the premise is utterly loopy, bordering on laughable. I'd recommend it to anyone.


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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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