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The Undead (1957)

Unrated | | Fantasy, Horror | March 1957 (USA)
A beautiful woman is sent back in time via hypnosis to the Middle Ages where she finds she is suspected of being a witch, and subject to being executed.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writers:

Charles B. Griffith (screenplay) (as Charles Griffith), Mark Hanna (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pamela Duncan ... Diana Love / Helene
Richard Garland Richard Garland ... Pendragon
Allison Hayes ... Livia, witch
Val Dufour Val Dufour ... Quintus Ratcliff
Mel Welles ... Smolkin, the gravedigger
Dorothy Neumann ... Meg Maud, witch
Billy Barty ... The Imp
Bruno VeSota ... Scroop, the innkeeper (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Richard Devon ... Satan
Maurice Manson Maurice Manson ... Prof. Ulbrecht Olinger
Aaron Saxon Aaron Saxon ... Gobbo, the Jailer
Don Garrett Don Garrett ... The Knight (as Don Garret)
Dick Miller ... The Leper (as Richard Miller)
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Storyline

Two psychical researchers procure the services of a lady of the night and send her back in time under hypnosis. She finds herself in the body of a past existence - a woman in medieval times waiting to be beheaded as a witch. By avoiding this fate she unwittingly starts to alter history. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Terror... that screams from the grave! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Trance of Diana Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Roger Corman Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sets for the film were all built inside a converted supermarket. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene in the lab, the camera shows the empty clothes sitting in the chair far in the background. They were to be a shocking revelation in a few seconds, and that spoiled the surprise. See more »

Quotes

Smolkin, the Gravedigger: Hickory dickory dorse / My guest is dead, of course / The clock struck two / He's turning blue / With little or no remorse.
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Connections

References The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956) See more »

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I like the grave digger
25 August 2000 | by joeliusSee all my reviews

Yeah, that's right, I like the grave digger AND his incessant singing. Everyone calls him mad, MAD, I say!--but his little ballads are always right on point. He is very reminiscent of the Fool in King Lear--the observer whose supposed simple-mindedness allows him alone to comment insightfully on the madness of the others.

Also, I like movies that teach me things. Like that women in the fifties somehow had both 14" waists and, well, GIGANTIC BREASTS! Weird science, man. It's a wonder that woman didn't snap in two when she stood up.


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