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The Hypnotist

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 1957
  • Montgomery Tully
  • 85 mins
  • PG

Summary

Crime drama starring Roland Culver. Psychiatrist Francis Pelham, who uses hypnosis to treat his patients, is trapped in a loveless marriage. When a test pilot suffering from blackouts seeks his help, Pelham tries to hypnotise him into murdering his hated spouse.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Responsible for dozens of crime quickies in the Scotland Yard featurette series, the Irish-born director Montgomery Tully was one of the key figures in the British B-movie industry during the 1950s and 60s. This is one of his better efforts, as psychiatrist Roland Culver attempts to frame disturbed test pilot Paul Carpenter for the murder of his wife. Culver does a nice line in evil manipulation and Patricia Roc is typically spirited as the girlfriend standing by her man. But poor old Carpenter could only have given a decent performance had he really been hypnotised.

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Credits

Cast

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Dr Francis PelhamRoland Culver
Mary FosterPatricia Roc
Val NealPaul Carpenter
Inspector RoseWilliam Hartnell
SusieKay Callard
Barbara BartonEllen Pollock
Sergeant DaviesGordon Needham
Dr BradfordMartin Wyldeck
Dr KenyonOliver Johnston
Mrs NealMary Jones
PsychiatristJohn Serret

Crew

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DirectorMontgomery Tully

Details

Theatrical distributor
Anglo Amalgamated
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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