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The Sorcerers (1967)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | November 1967 (USA)
An aging hypnotist creates a device that allows the user to control the mind of another person, but his wife abuses its power by manipulating a younger man to commit evil acts.

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Michael Reeves

Writers:

Michael Reeves (screenplay), Tom Baker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Boris Karloff ... Prof. Marcus Monserrat
Catherine Lacey ... Estelle Monserrat
Elizabeth Ercy ... Nicole
Ian Ogilvy ... Mike Roscoe
Victor Henry Victor Henry ... Alan
Sally Sheridan Sally Sheridan ... Laura Ladd (as Dani Sheridan)
Alf Joint ... Ron, the mechanic
Meier Tzelniker Meier Tzelniker ... The Jewish Baker
Gerald Campion Gerald Campion ... Customer in China Shop
Susan George ... Audrey Woods
Ivor Dean ... Insp. Matalon
Peter Fraser Peter Fraser ... Detective George
Martin Terry Martin Terry ... Tobacconist
Bill Barnsley Bill Barnsley ... Constable in Fur Store
Maureen Booth Maureen Booth ... Dancer (as Maureen Boothe)
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Storyline

The great hypnotist Professor Montserrat has developed a technique for controlling the minds, and sharing the sensations, of his subjects. He and his wife Estelle test the technique on Mike Roscoe, and enjoy 'being' the younger man. But Estelle soon grows to love the power of controlling Roscoe, and the vicarious pleasures that provides. How far will she go, and can the Professor restrain her in time? Written by Kieron O'Hara <koh@psyc.nott.ac.uk>

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HE TURNS THEM ON... HE TURNS THEM OFF... to live... love... die or KILL! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

För ung att dö See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed, and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the names, characters or history of any living person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »

Goofs

When Mike arrives at Nicole's apartment, she puts a record on the phonograph. Mike sits and looks through a magazine as the song plays. When he leaves, the music has stopped and the phonograph is off with the arm on the rest. Nicole comes in a moment later and the turntable is still moving with the arm in the center of the record. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Marcus Monserrat: From now on, we are going to control your mind.
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Connections

References Steptoe and Son (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Nothing
Sung by Toni Daly
Played by Lee Grant & The Capitols (as Lee Grant and the Capitols)
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And next, the world!
3 November 2002 | by Popey-6See all my reviews

There's something that suggests world domination in Boris Karloff's first description of his technique to hypnotize young people but this is soon dispelled by a surprising performance in a rather average film. Interestinglyly pieced together, the director tries hard to portray the idea of control which only sometimes works, but nevertheless does get better as the film nears a climax. Predictable in plot but still violent enough to present a challenge to those expect a little more from their Karloff movies. Great just to see Karloff in an argument in a newsagents at the very beginning - not a usual scene from your run-of-the-mill fantasy thrillers!


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