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Tormented (1960)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 22 September 1960 (USA)
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A man lets a former flame fall to her death rather than let her interfere with his new relationship, but her ghost returns to disrupt his impending nuptials.

Director:

Bert I. Gordon

Writers:

Bert I. Gordon (story), George Worthing Yates (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Carlson ... Tom Stewart
Susan Gordon ... Sandy Hubbard
Lugene Sanders ... Meg Hubbard
Juli Reding ... Vi Mason
Joe Turkel ... Nick, The Blackmailer
Lillian Adams ... Mrs. Ellis
Gene Roth ... Mr. Nelson, lunch stand operator
Vera Marshe ... Mrs. Hubbard (as Vera Marsh)
Harry Fleer Harry Fleer ... Frank Hubbard
Merritt Stone Merritt Stone ... Clergyman
George Stanley George Stanley ... Wedding Guest
Dick Walsh Dick Walsh ... Wedding Guest
Leslie Thomas Leslie Thomas ... Wedding Guest
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Storyline

On an island community off of California, Tom Stewart is preparing to marry the woman he loves. His plans are threatened by his old girlfriend, Vi, who shows up secretly. During a confrontation at the top of the island's lighthouse, the railing breaks and Vi falls. Tom has a chance to save her but doesn't. Tom's relief at Vi's accident soon fades when her vengeful spirit begins showing up wherever he goes... Written by C. Robert Stevens <crstevens@mail.utexas.edu>

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Taglines:

Her lips, cold as a tomb! Her caress, a naked chill! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tormented... by the She-Ghost of Haunted Island! See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cheviot Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A portion of the score actually came from William Castle's House on Haunted Hill (1959) which Allied Artists had distributed the previous year. See more »

Goofs

At the wedding, Sandy is holding her bouquet in both hands in close ups, but in the long shots, she is holding it with her left hand and her right arm is hanging by her side. See more »

Quotes

Sandy Hubbard: What's the matter with a jazz magician?
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Connections

Edited into FrightMare Theater: Tormented (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Tormented
Music by Albert Glasser
Lyrics by Lewis Meltzer
Sung by Margie Rayburn
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Hey, I Thought It Was A Hoot....... And Scary Too!
18 July 2006 | by worldsofdarkblueSee all my reviews

Of course, I was ten years old in 1960 and back then disembodied talking heads, mysterious winds that attack weddings and kill all the flowers, and a white-ish, translucent ghost woman who swoops directly at you was pretty decent entertainment. Us kids ate this stuff up during the matinée; then, all the teens and adults arrived in the evening and I was captured by that delicious shared experience of shouted-out banter, witticisms and wise-cracks to appreciative audience laughter. Now and again a scene was intense enough to elicit some girl screams and the whole place would crack up.

See, this is the problem with writing 'dated' b-horror commentary. We're talking about the olden days here. Ya kinda had to be there. Just try recommending this to the average young adult of today! I can imagine how he'd be looking at you if he actually watched it - I'm laughing my ass off already. Yep, most of the people in this world are gonna rate this melodramatic dinosaur pretty darn low.......and yet, recently viewed, the final scene - the final 'movement' of the scorned woman was still chilling to me. Okay, so I'm a total melvin.

Anyway, if you've got the right eyes, this is a kitschy, 'modern' haunting in glorious black and white, complete with the very middest level of late fifties' special effs. If that encourages you to watch it, you are a kindred spirit, no matter your age


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