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The Cabinet of Caligari (1962)

Approved | | Horror, Thriller | 27 June 1962 (Sweden)
Jane's car breaks down and she makes her way to a nearby estate, owned by a mysterious man named Caligari. Soon she finds that she has become a virtual prisoner, and none of the strange ... See full summary »

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Roger Kay

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Robert Bloch
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Complete credited cast:
Glynis Johns ... Jane Lindstrom (as Miss Glynis Johns)
Dan O'Herlihy ... Caligari / Paul (as Mr. Dan O'Herlihy)
Richard Davalos ... Mark Lindstrom (as Dick Davalos)
Lawrence Dobkin ... Dr. Frank David
Constance Ford ... Christine
J. Pat O'Malley ... Martin
Vicki Trickett ... Jeanie the Maid
Estelle Winwood ... Ruth
Doreen Lang Doreen Lang ... Vivian
Charles Fredericks Charles Fredericks ... Bob
Phyllis Teagardin Phyllis Teagardin ... Little Girl
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Jane's car breaks down and she makes her way to a nearby estate, owned by a mysterious man named Caligari. Soon she finds that she has become a virtual prisoner, and none of the strange inhabitants of the estate are willing or capable of helping her escape. Caligari reveals himself as a passive pervert, showing her filthy pictures, spying on her, and trying to make her talk about intimate details of her life. She attempts to free herself by the only means at her disposal. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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No one permitted out or in during the last thirteen nerve-shattering minutes! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1962 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although several horror/suspense movies (most notably Psycho) were advertised with the warning that patrons would not be seated after film began or during climactic final minutes, ads for this one included the unenforceable caveat that no one would be allowed to leave the theater during the last 13 minutes. See more »

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When Jane's car breaks down in long-shot at beginning of the film, the terrain is completely different from the location scenery when she gets out of car and begins walking moments later. See more »

Quotes

Caligari: How old were you when you first let a man make love to you? Next, who was he? Next, how did you feel at the time? Next, how did you feel afterwards? What did you feel? What did you think? Were you pleased, frightened, ecstatic, disgusted? What did he say? What words did you speak? That's what I want to know. Now. Tell me. Now. Now. All of it, now. Tell me. YES!
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Remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) See more »

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very simple idea is admirably sustained
25 September 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Something just that little bit different here and something really rather good. The slightly odd or seeming unlikely happenings, including the casting of Glynis Johns all make sense by the end, at least as far as I am concerned. Great sets help create a 'modern' but nevertheless creepy feel and Gerald Fried's score is most effective. A very simple idea is admirably sustained and every now and then when we feel things cannot go on like this for much longer we are jolted, either by the outrageousness of Caligari or by the sudden appearance of another guest. I had never even heard of this film before the appearance of the DVD and wonder if indeed it ever opened in the UK. The sexual references and physical violence certainly surprised me for a film of the early 60's. Well worth seeing.


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