Fright (September 1, 1956)

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Fright
 

Released on September 1, 1956: A hypnotizing psychologist orders a mad killer to kill once more, under a hypntotic trance.

Produced by W. Lee Wilder

Directed by W. Lee Wilder

The Actors: Eric Fleming (Doctor James Hamilton), Nancy Malone (Ann Summers), Frank Marth (George Morley), Humphrey Davis (Professor Charles Gore), Dean L. Almquist (Cullen), Elizabeth Watts (Lady Olive Fitzmaurice), Walter Klavun (Warden), Amelia Conley (Miss Ames), Tom Reynolds (newspaper city editor Bill), Robert Gordett (newspaper managing editor), Norman McKay (Police Inspector Blackburn), Ned Glass (Taxi Driver), Donald Douglas (Second Police Inspector Lieutenant White), Sid Raymond (van driver), Philip Kenneally (cop), Chris Bohn (television announcer), Norman Burton (reporter Thompkins), Alney Alba (Fitzmaurice's butler, Philip), Jimmy Little (Joe the bartender)

 

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Hypnotic Murder

My Papa was a preacher, and when this movie was released I was a young fellow who knew that he was one of the smartest men in the world. One day when we were watching an old movie on television the story was about a fellow who was accidentally hypnotized when he was watching a hypnotist on stage make several volunteers do funny things that they probably wouldn’t have done except in a hypnotic trance. The fellow in the audience who was accidentally hypnotized continued through the movie doing very funny things without knowing it. I was afraid that I might be hypnotized like that fellow just by watching a hypnotist in action on the television or in a movie, and to this day I am not sure if that can happen or not.

Since Papa was a preacher, it seemed like everything in the world was either good or evil . . . . Godly or of the Devil. Papa explained to me that hypnotism is not good or bad . . . It can be used by good people to do good things, and it can be used by evil people to do evil things. When I asked him if a hypnotist could put a spell on a good person and make them do an evil act, he assured me that it was impossible for someone to do evil while in a trance if they would not the evil deed when they were not in a trance. Well, this made sense for a while, but then my always questioning mind came up with the thought that the people on stage who were hypnotized and then began to cluck like a chicken, would NOT have done that when not in a trance . . . . So what else can someone in a hypnotic state be told to do that they would not have done otherwise? Could they be turned into killers?

As this psychological killer thriller opens a mad murderer has escaped the New York City police and is perched high on the 59th Street Queensboro Bridge. A powerful spotlight is on him as a Policeman with a microphone is shouting at him and pleading with him to give himself up. A block or so away there is a young woman in a taxi cab who is stuck in the traffic jam surrounding the police drama. The young girl finally gets out of the cab and walks closer to the crowd surrounding the police and the bridge to watch the standoff. Then a psychologist approaches the cop with the microphone and convinces the cop to let him talk to the man on the bridge. Then the psychologist puts the escaped killer into a hypnotic trance, and the police are able to walk up to him and take him into custody. Watching from nearby, the young blonde girl from England is also put into a trance, and our adventure begins to get very, very interesting. This leads to that, and we are brought to a hair-raising climax when the psychologist once again hypnotizes the deranged killer, and orders him to shoot and kill the young blonde girl. The deranged killer will not be doing something that is against his nature, he will be doing something that brings him great pleasure even when not hypnotized – murder. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

Frank Marth aims at Nancy Malone
Frank Marth aims at Nancy Malone
Eric Fleming and Nancy Malone
Eric Fleming and Nancy Malone
The newspaper headlines
The newspaper headlines
Amelia Conley and Dean L. Almquist
Amelia Conley and Dean L. Almquist
Chris Bohn
Chris Bohn
Dean L. Almquist and Eric Fleming
Dean L. Almquist and Eric Fleming
Dean L. Almquist and Eric Fleming
Dean L. Almquist and Eric Fleming
Dean L. Almquist and Jimmy Little
Dean L. Almquist and Eric Fleming
Dean L. Almquist
Dean L. Almquist
Donald Douglas and Eric Fleming
Donald Douglas and Eric Fleming
Donald Douglas
Donald Douglas
Elizabeth Watts
Elizabeth Watts
Elizabeth Watts, Alney Alba and Eric Fleming
Elizabeth Watts, Alney Alba and Eric Fleming
Elizabeth Watts
Elizabeth Watts
Eric Fleming
Eric Fleming
Eric Fleming and Dean L. Almquist
Eric Fleming and Dean L. Almquist
Eric Fleming and Humphrey Davis
Eric Fleming and Humphrey Davis
Eric Fleming and Nancy Malone
Eric Fleming and Nancy Malone
Eric Fleming
Eric Fleming
Eric Fleming
Eric Fleming
Frank Marth and Eric Fleming
Frank Marth and Eric Fleming
Frank Marth and Nancy Malone
Frank Marth and Nancy Malone
Frank Marth and Philip Kenneally
Frank Marth and Philip Kenneally
Frank Marth
Frank Marth
Humphrey Davis and Eric Fleming
Humphrey Davis and Eric Fleming
Nancy Malone and Eric Fleming
Nancy Malone and Eric Fleming
Nancy Malone and Norman Burton
Nancy Malone and Norman Burton
Nancy Malone and Eric Fleming
Nancy Malone and Eric Fleming
Nancy Malone
Nancy Malone
Ned Glass and Nancy Malone
Ned Glass and Nancy Malone
Norman McKay
Norman McKay
Norman McKay
Norman McKay
Tom Reynolds and Dean L. Almquist
Tom Reynolds and Dean L. Almquist
Tom Reynolds
Tom Reynolds