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Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.Written by
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This marked Annette Funicello's return to Disney after making "Beach Party" (1963) for American International. She would also be cast in the sequel, "The Monkey's Uncle" (1965), which would be the final movie that Disney would cast her in. See more »
Judge Holmsby obviously has no lenses in his glasses frames. See more »
Merlin Jones was intended to be two episodes of Walt Disney's Sunday night hour long anthology series "The Wonderful World of Color." For some reason, they decided to release it theatrically instead. Disney produced some very good films for his TV series like the 3 part Scarecrow of Romney Marsh and the Gallagher Boy Reporter episodes which were very highly rated. Merlin Jones was a theatrical hit for some odd reason, though far less entertaining than aforementioned programs. One can never predict what the American public will buy but even at the time this was pedestrian entertainment. I realized that even at 10 years old when I saw it at my local movie house.
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