7.0/10
43
6 user

The Unknown (1964)

Near Aix-les-Bains (South-East of France), two women, Kassia and Leonora, are driven by a fanatical blackmailer, named André, in a white Rolls Royce at full speed. Suddenly, they stop near ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerd Oswald

Writer:

Joseph Stefano
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Blackout (1988)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young girl returns to her hometown in search of her father, gradually her childhood memories returns; a childhood with incest and violence.

Director: Doug Adams
Stars: Gail O'Grady, Carol Lynley, Michael Keys Hall
Futz (1969)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Sexual satire about a young farmer who has had many bad experiences with women. He showers love and affection upon his pet pig, Amanda, saying she alone is worthy to be his wife. His "... See full summary »

Director: Tom O'Horgan
Stars: Seth Allen, John Bakos, Mari-Claire Charba
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Terrified of being buried alive by mistake, a woman puts a phone in her crypt to be able to call home if she needs help. She dies and nothing happens. One day, the phone suddenly rings. Paranormal investigator Nelson Orion is brought in.

Director: Joseph Stefano
Stars: Martin Landau, Judith Anderson, Diane Baker
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Peter Mark Richman
Incubus (1966)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

On a strange island inhabited by demons and spirits, a man battles the forces of evil.

Director: Leslie Stevens
Stars: William Shatner, Allyson Ames, Eloise Hardt
The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas
Shadow (2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A modern look at the character Norman Bates from the film "Psycho".

Director: Brett Leigh
Stars: Brett Leigh
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Cedric Hardwicke ... Colas
Scott Marlowe ... André Pavan
David McCallum ... Tone Hobart
Vera Miles ... Kassia Paine
Barbara Rush ... Leonora Edmond
Edit

Storyline

Near Aix-les-Bains (South-East of France), two women, Kassia and Leonora, are driven by a fanatical blackmailer, named André, in a white Rolls Royce at full speed. Suddenly, they stop near a lake, in the middle of the woods, where the man decides to have a swim. He asks the two women for a drink. The women plan to assassinate him by introducing a deadly leaf from a Thanatos tree in the cocktail. The man dies by poisoning and drowning and the women stare at him without moving. They put the dead body in the trunk of the fancy car. Later, they've lost their way in the countryside and, finally, find a mansion where an old blind man, Colas, opens the door. Upstairs, a strange inventor, Tone Hobart, built a time machine which could resurrect the dead. Unfortunately, André is now alive and ready for a revenge. Written by Thomas Rucki (filigrane@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Sir Cedric Hardwicke's final acting role before his death on August 6, 1964 at the age of 71. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Fear of the Unknown
19 August 2003 | by urickSee all my reviews

"The Unknown" is an elegant, oddball and symbolic tale that pays tribute to many classic works: first, the core of the drama comes from Henri-Georges Clouzot's "Les Diaboliques"--the drowning of a man--and then borrows elements from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"--the old dark house and composer Dominic Frontiere's music remind the shrill violin of "Psycho" during the murder in the lake scene--, Val Lewton's 1940's noirish productions--fear created by the power of suggestion--, injects some literary references to William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (see David McCallum's monologues delivery) and anticipates the mood of Ingmar Bergman's "Persona"--see the close-ups combined with quick cuts of both actresses inside the mansion. The camera works of Conrad L. Hall and William A. Fraker are superb and innovative: see how they transform Nature to give it a dreamlike texture during the lake scene. The general art direction and the dramatic structure are so refined that make this TV movie almost like a feature film. I think this is a work of art for 1964's standards. For the anecdote, the rip through main title by Wayne Fitzgerald as well as Dominic Frontiere's original score was re-used in 1967 for Quinn Martin's "The Invaders".


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed