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A social misfit uses his only friends, his pet rats, to exact revenge on his tormentors.

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Willard Stiles
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Joan
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Henrietta Stiles
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Brandt
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Charlotte Stassen
William Hansen ...
Barskin
John Myhers ...
Carlson
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Jonathan Farley
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Alice
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Carrie Smith
Pauline Drake ...
Ida Stassen
Helen Spring ...
Mrs. Becker
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Spencer
Sherry Presnell ...
Mrs. Spencer
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Martin
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Ben ...
Ben (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Chemist (uncredited)
Louise De Carlo ...
Guest (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ...
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Bobby Gilbert ...
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Robert Golden ...
Motorcycle Rider (uncredited)
Ed Haskett ...
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Bern Hoffman ...
Truck Driver (uncredited)
Lola Kendrick ...
Mrs. Martin (uncredited)
Shirley Lawrence ...
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Tony Regan ...
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Socrates ...
Socrates (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
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Directed by

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Daniel Mann

Written by

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Gilbert Ralston ... (screenplay) (as Gilbert A. Ralston)
 
Stephen Gilbert ... (novel "Ratman's Notebooks")

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Mort Briskin ... producer
Charles A. Pratt ... executive producer

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Alex North

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Robert B. Hauser ... director of photography

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Warren Low

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Howard Deane ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Irving Lande

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Howard Hollander

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Ralph S. Hurst

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Dorothy Barkley
Eric Seelig

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Gustaf Norin ... makeup artist (as Gus Norin)
Hazel Washington ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Robert Goodstein ... unit production manager
Houseley Stevenson Jr. ... post-production supervisor (as Houseley Stevenson)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert Goodstein ... assistant director

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Allan Gordon ... properties (as Alan Gordon)
Harold Nyby ... construction coordinator
Nick Antista ... leadman (uncredited)

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James J. Klinger ... sound effects
Harold Lewis ... sound mixer
John K. Nelson ... boom man (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Bud David ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Don Johnson ... chief electrician
Robert O. Moore ... head grip (as Robert Moore)
Durward Graybill ... still photographer (uncredited)
Fred C. Pearce ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Charles W. Short ... camera operator (uncredited)

Music Department

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Milton Lustig ... music supervisor
Alex North ... conductor
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

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Moe Di Sesso ... trainer: "Socrates" and "Ben"
Hazel W. Hall ... script supervisor (as Hazel Hall)
Marc Mercury ... animal assistant
Nora Di Sesso ... trainer: "Socrates" and "Ben" (uncredited)
Maury Foladare ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Ted Mapes ... advisor: American Humane Society (uncredited)
Booker McClay ... unit publicist (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates. (And their increasing number of friends) However, when one of them is killed at work, he goes on a rampage using his rats to attack those who have been tormenting him. Written by Brian W Martz

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Taglines Teamed up to Tear 'em up! [poster for double-feature pairing "Willard" and "Ben"] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ratman's Notebooks (United States)
  • La revolución de las ratas (Spain)
  • Calafrio (Brazil)
  • A Mansão do Terror (Portugal)
  • Escalofrío (Peru)
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  • 95 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The surprise box office success of this film would inspire a slew of animal-themed horror films in the early 1970s. See more »
Goofs Toward the end of the movie when Willard is in the kitchen with Ben preparing to poison the rats you can see the image of the rat wrangler putting Ben on the kitchen counter in the reflection of the glass cabinet. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Ben (1972). See more »
Quotes Willard Stiles: Tear him up!
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