Dr. Cyclops

Dr. Cyclops

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack Cast: Albert Dekker, Thomas Coley, Charles Halton

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Overview

The first Technicolor horror film since Mystery of the Wax Museum, Dr. Cyclops was directed by Ernest Schoedsack, of King Kong fame. Albert Dekker chews the scenery as mad scientist Dr. Thorkel, who has developed a process that will shrink human beings to doll size. His first victims include mining engineers Bill Stockton (Thomas Coley) and Steve Baker (Victor Kilian) and biologists Mary Mitchell (Janice Logan) and Dr. Bullfinch (Charles Halton). At first willing to play-act the role of benevolent despot with his miniaturized captives, Thorkel reveals the more sinister side of his personality by abruptly murdering Bullfinch in cold blood (easily the film's most frightening sequence). The rest of the picture details the escape efforts of the three pint-sized protagonists as they hack their way through a jungle of gigantic foliage and do battle with oversized wildlife. Though the cheery Technicolor hues tend to dilute the "scare" quotient in Dr. Cyclops, the special effects are superbly convincing throughout.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/2017
UPC: 0025192397394
Original Release: 1940
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:18:00
Sales rank: 29,566

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Albert Dekker Dr. Thorkel
Thomas Coley Bill Stockton
Charles Halton Dr. Bulfinch
Victor Kilian Steve Baker
Janice Logan Dr. Mary Robinson
Frank Yaconelli Pedro
Allen Fox Cab Driver
Douglas Carter Cab Driver
William Wilkerson Silent Indian
Paul Fix Dr. Mendoza
Frank Reicher Prof. Kendall

Technical Credits
Ernest B. Schoedsack Director
Gerard Carbonara Score Composer
Merian C. Cooper Producer
Hans Dreier Art Director
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
A.E. Freudeman Production Designer
Earl Hedrick Art Director
Ellsworth Hoagland Editor
Winton Hoch Cinematographer
Tom Kilpatrick Screenwriter
Albert Hay Malotte Score Composer
Henry Sharp Cinematographer
Ernst Toch Score Composer
Dale Van Every Producer

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