All Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror
Release Year: 1957
Director: Boris Petroff
Writing by: Jane Mann – (story)
John D.F. Black – (screenplay) (as Geoffrey Dennis) and
Jane Mann – (screenplay)
Produced by: Boris Petroff – producer (as Brooke L. Peters)
Robert A. Terry – associate producer
Cast: John Carradine – Dr. Charles Conway
Myron Healey – Mark Houston (as Myron Healy)
Allison Hayes – Grace Thomas
Marilyn Buferd – Dr. Sharon Gilchrist (as Marylyn Buferd)
Arthur Batanides – Danny Green
Sally Todd – Natalie Anders
Tor Johnson – Lobo
Roy Gordon – Dr. Loren Wright
Guy Prescott – Captain Reagan
Raymond Guta –
Harry Fleer – Harry Jedrow
Music: Henry Vars
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Plot Outline: Mad doctor uses patients at his isolated psychiatric institute as subjects in his attempts to create longevity by surgically installing an artificial gland in their skulls, with disastrous results.
Plot: Professor Charles Conway is a mad scientist attempting to develop the proverbial fountain of youth by creating “the 17th gland”. Ignoring all aspects of scientific ethics, his research subjects are people who have no family and are under the impression that the doctor can cure their depression. However, his research hasnt been successful and his subjects are turned into grotesque zombies. Some of Conways patients begin to catch on to his scheme and intend to stop him.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: When the boy enters the doctors house in the first scene, the doorknob changes. The exterior clearly doesnt match the interior.
Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Among the ads on the fence is one for “Mike Maltese, Ace Detective” featuring a picture of Michael Maltese (the writer of “Baseball Bugs”) with a fedora and a pistol.