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House of 1,000 Dolls (1967)

La casa de las mil muñecas (original title)
When a vacationing couple in Tangiers run into an old friend there, they discover that he is searching for his missing girlfriend who has been kidnapped by an international gang of white ... See full summary »

Directors:

Jeremy Summers, Hans Billian (as Manfred Koeler)

Writers:

Harry Alan Towers (as Peter Welbeck), María del Carmen Martínez Román (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Price ... Felix Manderville
Martha Hyer ... Rebecca
George Nader ... Stephen Armstrong
Ann Smyrner ... Marie Armstrong (as Anne Smyrner)
Wolfgang Kieling ... Inspector Emil
Sancho Gracia ... Fernando
Maria Rohm ... Diane
Luis Rivera Luis Rivera ... Paul (as Louis Rivera)
José Jaspe ... Ahmed (as Jose Jaspe)
Juan Olaguivel Juan Olaguivel ... Salim
Herbert Fux ... Abdu
Yelena Samarina ... Madame Viera
Diane Bond Diane Bond ... Liza
Andrea Lascelles Andrea Lascelles ... Doll
Ursula Janis Ursula Janis ... Doll
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When a vacationing couple in Tangiers run into an old friend there, they discover that he is searching for his missing girlfriend who has been kidnapped by an international gang of white slavers. Nader investigates but before he can come up with anything, his friend is murdered. Meanwhile, nightclub magician Price and his mentalist partner continue their nefarious activities--they hypnotize and kidnap young women for the white slavers, and spirit them to the "House of 1000 Dolls." Written by phillindholm

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

West Germany | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1968 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rupert Davies was cast in a major supporting role but was replaced before filming. See more »

Goofs

When the henchmen are pursuing Stephen Armstrong at the docks, several boats have Spanish names, even though the movie is supposed to be set in Tunisia. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are at least three versions of this film:
  • the English version which runs ca. 95 minutes
  • the Spanish version was cut by ca. 10 minutes
  • the German version was cut as well but replaces some shots with alternate material
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Connections

References Shatie el hub (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

House of a Thousand Dolls
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Mark London
Sung by Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers
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An odd one
12 November 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I'm actually not sure what to make of House of a Thousand Dolls. I didn't hate it, but I wasn't crazy about it either. The best thing about it is easily Vincent Price, he is not in the film much but when he is on screen he completely commands it with a durable elegance and a touch of menace. Martha Hyer and George Nader do give reasonable performances as well, but not on Price's level. There is a good score and opening credits song and some of the photography does give some effective atmosphere. On the other hand, there are a number of failings, such as the sluggish fist-fights, mind-numbing dialogue and the fact that the characters just seem to be there but with nothing to make them particularly interesting. The story never really engaged me either, the basic thrust of the story, the more mystery/thriller-like stuff, is very dull, while the deaths and floggings are bloody and nasty but with little subtlety and taste. They like the characters seem to be there but again other than for shock value little is interesting about them. The twist is irrelevant and adds nothing to the film, so overall while I have seen far worse House of A Thousand Dolls for me was a very odd film. 5/10 Bethany Cox


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