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Daughter of the Mind (1969)

A professor of cybernetics comes to believe that his dead daughter is communicating with him from the netherworld.

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writers:

Luther Davis (teleplay), Paul Gallico (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Don Murray ... Dr. Alex Lauder
Ray Milland ... Professor Samuel Hale Constable
Gene Tierney ... Lenore Constable
Barbara Dana Barbara Dana ... Tina Cryder
Edward Asner ... Saul Wiener
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Mary Constable
William Beckley ... Arnold Watson Bessmer
Ivor Barry Ivor Barry ... Dr. Paul Cryder
George Macready ... Dr. Frank Ferguson
John Carradine ... Mr. Bosch
Virginia Christine ... Helga
Cecile Ozorio Cecile Ozorio ... Devi Bessmer
Frank Maxwell ... General Augstadt
Hal Frederick ... C.I.C. Technician
Bill Hickman ... Enemy Agent
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Storyline

A professor of cybernetics comes to believe that his dead daughter is communicating with him from the netherworld.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fruto de la imaginaci√≥n See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was the first TV-movie for both Gene Tierney and 20th Century Fox Television. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Augstedt: I can assure you, Dr. Lauder, that the dead are dead and can't talk to the living.
Dr. Alex Lauder: Well, I forget the name of the man who assured Galileo that the sun definitely revolved around the earth, but I'm certain he had no doubts either.
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Suspend disbelief and enjoy.
4 April 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Ray Milland has been grieving his dead daughter, Mary. Now, oddly, she has begun appearing to him--and it seems so very real. As a result, he goes to see a parapsychologist (Don Murray)--perhaps he can help Milland figure out if he's going crazy or if the child really is trying to contact him. Along the way, they learn that a government agent (Ed Asner) is watching them--unsure if maybe, perhaps, these manifestations are the result of the work of a hostile nation. After all, Milland is a top cybernetics scientist--maybe someone is deliberately messing with his mind. I don't want to say more, as it might divulge where it's going next.

Overall, it's a very tense and interesting made for TV film. However, there are quite a few plot holes and the whole thing seems overly complicated and far-fetched. Some of the film relies on technology that isn't even possible today--more than 40 years later!! Still, it is entertaining and it's nice to see such an accomplished cast (also including Gene Tierney and John Carradine) in a TV movie that often has more light-weight actors!

By the way, Pamelyn Ferdin who plays Ray Milland's dead daughter, Mary, should be a very familiar face and voice if you grew up when I did. She played on a bazillion TV show, such as playing Felix's daughter on "The Odd Couple" and was the voice of Lucy in three Charlie Brown movies/TV shows. Also, there's a tiny role starring Virginia Christine as the housekeeper. You may recognize her as Mrs. Olsen--the Folger Coffee lady.


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