John Frankenheimer (1966)

X Certificate


Our Score
Dealing with the uncomfortable subject of spiritual rebirth, this brilliant cult sci-fi movie from seminal director John Frankenheimer was years ahead of its time in both theme and style. X-rated on its original release, the frightening premise is intensified by cameraman James Wong Howe's use of stark black-and-white photography and distorting fish-eye lenses. Underrated star Rock Hudson gives one of his best performances as the deeply disturbed recipient of life-changing plastic surgery.


A middle-aged banker threatened with blackmail is approached by a mysterious organisation who offer him a way out . For $30,000 they will fake his death, then alter his body and mind to give him the new identity he needs to start afresh in life. Thriller, starring Rock Hudson, John Randolph, Will Geer and Salome Jens.

Cast & Crew

Antiochus "Tony" Wilson Rock Hudson
Nora Marcus Salome Jens
Arthur Hamilton John Randolph
Old man Will Geer
Mr Ruby Jeff Corey
Dr Innes Richard Anderson
Charlie Evans Murray Hamilton
Dr Morris Karl Swenson
Davalo Khigh Dhiegh
Emily Hamilton Frances Reid
John Wesley Addy
Texan John Lawrence
Henry Bushman Nedrick Young
Director John Frankenheimer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service LtdGuidance: Contains nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray