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The Wacky World of Dr. Morgus (1962)

A doctor invents a machine that can turn people into sand then back back again.

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Roul Haig

Writers:

Noel Haig, Roul Haig
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sidney Noel Rideau ... Dr. Alexander Morgus (as Sid Noel)
Dan Barton Dan Barton ... Pencils McCane
Jeanne Teslof Jeanne Teslof ... Mona Speckla
David Kleinberger David Kleinberger ... Bruno
Thomas George Thomas George ... Chopsley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John FerDon John FerDon ... Surgery Patient
Wayne Mack Wayne Mack
Robert Nelson Robert Nelson ... (as Bob Nelson)
Marshall Pearce Marshall Pearce
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Storyline

A psychopathic scientist, Doctor Morgus, assisted by his silent assistant Chopsley, invents a machine that breaks down human molecular structures in a sand like substances, and is then able to reassemble them. Things get crazy when foreign enemy agents steal the Doctor's machine. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1962 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenner, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Calongne-Sevin See more »
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Mono
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Trivia

Chopsley Morgus' assistant Chopsley, played by actor Tommy George, was a former medical school classmate, and the subject of an early experiment in "face transplant" surgery. Unfortunately this left him without a face when he laughed before the procedure could heal. As a result, he wears a full head mask at all times (with a zippered mouth through which to eat). See more »

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Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) See more »

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"We get our kicks at the House of Shock!"
13 March 2006 | by rsbrandtSee all my reviews

The Ghouls, who backed up Morgus on his theme song "Morgus the Magnificent," included none other than fellow New Orleans institutions Dr. John and Frankie Ford (of "Sea Cruise" fame), so at least he has that going for him. Just keep that cheery thought in mind as you suffer through this. Morgus has been off the air since Katrina hit, but said in a posting to his online fan site that he's hoping to return to the airwaves. Fortunately, his leather-clad fetish-boy assistant Chopsley made it safely through the storm as well. The New Orleans laboratory is described as miraculously intact, and he's working on an invention which will present such a catastrophe from ever happening again. Sleep well, America!


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