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The Abominable Dr. Phibes ()


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A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

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Dr. Anton Phibes
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Dr. Vesalius
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Rabbi
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Dr. Longstreet
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Vulnavia
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Inspector Trout
Derek Godfrey ...
Crow
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Sgt. Tom Schenley
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Superintendent Waverley
Aubrey Woods ...
Goldsmith
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Darrow
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Dr. Whitcombe
Barbara Keogh ...
Mrs. Frawley
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Lem Vesalius
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Nurse Allen
David Hutcheson ...
Dr. Hedgepath
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Dr. Dunwoody
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Dr. Hargreaves
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Dr. Kitaj
Alan Zipson ...
1st Police Official
Dallas Adams ...
2nd Police Official
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Sergeant
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1st Policeman
Thomas Heathcote ...
2nd Policeman
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3rd Policeman
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Chauffeur
Julian Grant ...
4th Policeman
John Franklyn ...
Graveyard Attendant
Walter Horsbrugh ...
Butler - Ross
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Laboratory assistant (scenesDeleted)
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Singer of 'The Darktown Strutters' Ball' (uncredited) (voice)
George Hilsdon ...
Police Photographer (uncredited)
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Gentlemens Club Member, Calling For Quiet (uncredited)
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Victoria Regina Phibes (uncredited)
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Morgan (uncredited)
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Porter (uncredited)
Tommy Windward ...
Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Fuest

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James Whiton ... (written by) &
William Goldstein ... (written by)

Produced by

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Samuel Z. Arkoff ... executive producer
Ronald Dunas ... producer (as Ronald S. Dunas)
Louis M. Heyward ... producer
James H. Nicholson ... executive producer

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Basil Kirchin

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Norman Warwick ... director of photography

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Tristam Cones

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Sally Nicholl

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Bernard Reeves

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Trevor Crole-Rees ... makeup artist
Bernadette Ibbetson ... hairdresser

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Richard F. Dalton ... production manager (as Richard Dalton)

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Frank Ernst ... assistant director
Gary White ... third assistant director (uncredited)

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Chris Burke ... assistant art director (as Christopher Burke)
Brian Eatwell ... set designer
George Gunning ... construction manager
Rex Hobbs ... property master
Michael Finlay ... painter (uncredited)

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Peter Lennard ... dubbing editor
A.W. Lumkin ... recording director
Ken Nightingall ... sound assistant
Dennis Whitlock ... sound recordist

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George Blackwell ... special effects

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Steve Birtles ... supervisory electrician
Steve Claydon ... assistant camera
Godfrey A. Godar ... camera operator (as Godfrey Godar)
John Jay ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elsa Fennell ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Basil Kirchin ... music arranger
Jack Nathan ... music arranger / music associate

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Samuel Z. Arkoff ... presenter
Gladys Goldsmith ... continuity
James H. Nicholson ... presenter
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Plot Summary

Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner: bats, bees, killer frog masks, etc., which represent the nine Biblical plagues. The crimes are orchestrated by the organ-playing, demented Dr .Phibes - from his base; replete with a clockwork orchestra with the help of his mute assistant. The detective is stumped until he finds that all of the doctors being killed assisted a Dr. Vesalius on an unsuccessful operation involving the wife of Dr. Phibes, but he couldn't be the culprit, could he? He was killed in a car crash upon learning of his wife's death... Written by Ed Sutton

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Taglines HE CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD FOR REVENGE with Nine Diabolical Curses ... BEES ... BATS ... BEASTS ... BLOOD ... FROGS ... HAIL ... LOCUSTS ... DARKNESS ... DEATH! THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES ... the most terrifying film you will ever see! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dr. Phibes (United States)
  • L'abominable Dr. Phibes (France)
  • El abominable Dr. Phibes (Spain)
  • L'abominable Doctor Phibes (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Das Schreckenscabinett des Dr. Phibes (West Germany)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Budget GBP300,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Joseph Cotten would grumble on the set that he had to remember and deliver lines, while Vincent Price's were all to be post-dubbed. Price responded, "Yes, but I still know them, Joe." In fact, Price was well-known in Hollywood for his ability to memorize all of the characters' lines in a given production, not just his own. See more »
Goofs Virginia North smiles broadly as she dances with Vincent Price. Her face is concealed most of the time, but if you look closely, you can see her face for a moment, and she is clearly trying not to laugh at Vincent Price's deliberately camp performance. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972). See more »
Soundtracks (What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry? See more »
Crazy Credits Phibes is heard laughing after the song and the credits end. See more »
Quotes Dr. Phibes: [to Vesalius, after Phibes has kidnapped Lem] Nine killed her; nine shall die! Eight have died, soon to be nine! Nine eternities in doom! The organ plays till midnight! The large house in Maldene Square. Come alone!
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