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Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)

Unrated | | Horror | 31 May 1959 (UK)
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A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotizes his assistant to make him commit the required crimes.

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Arthur Crabtree

Writers:

Herman Cohen (original story), Aben Kandel (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gough ... Edmond Bancroft
June Cunningham ... Joan Berkley
Graham Curnow ... Rick
Shirley Anne Field ... Angela Banks (as Shirley Ann Field)
Geoffrey Keen ... Supt. Graham
Gerald Andersen Gerald Andersen ... Dr. Ballan
John Warwick John Warwick ... Insp. Lodge
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Aggie
Austin Trevor ... Commissioner Wayne
Malou Pantera ... Peggy - Gail's Roommate
Howard Greene Howard Greene ... Tom Rivers
Dorinda Stevens ... Gail Dunlap
Stuart Saunders Stuart Saunders ... Strength-Test Barker
Hilda Barry Hilda Barry ... Woman in Hall
Nora Gordon Nora Gordon ... Woman in Hall
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Storyline

A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotizes his assistant to make him commit the required crimes. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It Actually Puts YOU In The Picture - Can You Stand It? See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime au musée des horreurs See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(UK) | (U.S. theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A stunt for US release by Ruth Pologe, head of AIP publicity New York, backfired. She reported that Herman Cohen had lost the actual binoculars at the airport, unwittingly sparking tabloid front-page headlines and an extensive police search costing the city a great deal of money. See more »

Quotes

Bancroft: No woman can hold her tongue. They're a vicious, unreliable breed!
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Alternate Versions

The U.S. version of this film, released by American International, featured a special introductory segment titled "Hyno-Vista" that was spliced into the film at the end of the opening credits. This 12 minute segment featured Dr. Emile Franchel, a London born psychologist working in Los Angeles, giving a lecture and demonstration of the power of suggestion, perception and hypnosis (his specialty). See more »

Connections

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

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Wax Museum + Killer Binoculars + Michael Gough = One Hell Of A Good Time!
8 November 2011 | by josephbrandoSee all my reviews

This terrifically terrible 60's exploitation flick gets upgraded to cult status via a deliciously demented performance by the unparalleled Michael Gough. Known for his over-the-top turns in many genre films, Horror Of The Black Museum is a perfect exemplification of Gough's non-stop twisted maniacal facial expressions run rampant. Its impossible to take your eyes off of him in any scene he is in. But that is not where the fun ends. There are several fiendishly nasty (although highly improbable) killings and a ridiculously retarded dance number by Marilyn Monroe wannabe June Cunningham that will stay in your mind long after the credits have rolled. This is one of those films that can be enjoyed by both us hardcore B- horror junkies and our "normal" friends. The plot? A horror/murder writer with a secret wax museum housing articles involved with local murders is always one step ahead of the police. Find out why when you buy your ticket to The Black Museum!


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