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The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)

Approved | | Horror, Mystery | 13 November 1959 (USA)
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Anthropologist Jonathan Drake believes that the men of his family have been cursed for generations by the native South American tribe he studies. Shortly after his brother, discovers one of the tribe's shrunken heads, he's found murdered.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eduard Franz ... Jonathan Drake
Valerie French ... Alison Drake
Grant Richards ... Police Lt. Jeff Rowan
Henry Daniell ... Dr. Emil Zurich
Lumsden Hare ... Rogers
Frank Gerstle ... Lee Coulter
Paul Wexler ... Zutai
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ... Dr. George Bradford
Paul Cavanagh ... Kenneth Drake
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Storyline

Jonathan Drake, while attending his brother's funeral, is shocked to find the head of the deceased is missing. When his brother's skull shows up later in a locked cabinet, Drake realizes an ancient curse placed upon his grandfather by a tribe of South American Jivaro Indians is still in effect and that he himself is the probable next victim. That night he is awakened by the approach of an Indian, his lips sewed together with string, and wielding a curare-tipped bamboo knife. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Horror | Mystery

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Final theatrical film of Lumsden Hare. See more »

Goofs

During the fight between Zutai and Jeff, the "blade" of Zutai's weapon is rubber, and keeps wobbling around, and bends when it brushes against anything. (Earlier they said the blade was bamboo, but even bamboo wouldn't wobble that much.) See more »

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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Zombies (1996) See more »

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Would love to see this Movie again
26 April 2001 | by bea175See all my reviews

I was nine years old when i saw this film and it scared the crap out of me and i have never forgot how bad. I was so scared i had my face covered though half of the movie. My mother took me to the movies for the first time to see this movie and the admission price was 15 cents . There is some things in your life you just don't forget. Would love to see it again.

Bob


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1959 (USA) See more »

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Vogue Pictures See more »
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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