Escapement

The Electronic Monster

1958

Montgomery Tully
Director
Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors
Studio

Insurance investigator looking into death of a film star on the French Riviera finds odd activities at a hypnotherapy clinic.

Lackluster adaptation of potentially interesting material. Charles Eric Maine defangs his edgy sci-fi novel (probably unfilmable at the time), and the results are utterly forgettable, though the performances are perfectly adequate. The fact that everyone is a stereotype--the Germans are all Nazis, the French are all incompetent and corrupt, etc., doesn't help at all.

-Dave W.


Escapement
4th March 1958
Cinema



77 mins
1.75:1

The Electronic Monster
1st May 1960
Cinema



77 mins
1.75:1



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Rod Cameron
Jeff Keenan
Mary Murphy
Ruth Vance
Meredith Edwards
Dr. Phillip Maxwell
Peter Illing
Paul Zakon
Carl Jaffe
Dr. Hoff
Kay Callard
Laura Maxwell
Carl Duering
Blore
Roberta Huby
Verna Berteaux
Felix Felton
Gaston, Police Commissaire
Larry Cross
Brad Somers
Carlo Borelli
Pietro Kalini
(spelled Kallini in credits)
John McCarthy
Clark Denver
(listed in credits as 'Claude Denver')
Jacques Cey
Pierre, Police Doctor
Armand Guinle
French Farmer
(as Armande Guinle)
Malou Pantera
Receptionist [Clinic]
Pat Clavin
Receptionist [Studios]
Alan Gifford
Mr. Wayne
Louis Matto
Waiter (uncredited)
Martin Lyder
Clinic Attendant
(uncredited)
John Serret
Police Sergeant
(uncredited)
Terry Rendell
Man in Lobby
(uncredited)
Jack Taylor
Security Guard
(uncredited)
Fred Haggerty
Security Guard
(uncredited)
Unknown
Vance's Maid

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