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The Maze (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 26 July 1953 (USA)
A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he ... See full summary »

Writers:

Daniel B. Ullman (written for the screen by) (as Dan Ullman), Maurice Sandoz (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Carlson ... Gerald MacTeam
Veronica Hurst Veronica Hurst ... Kitty Murray
Katherine Emery ... Edith Murray
Michael Pate ... William
John Dodsworth John Dodsworth ... Dr. Bert Dilling
Hillary Brooke ... Peggy Lord
Stanley Fraser Stanley Fraser ... Robert
Lilian Bond ... Margaret Dilling (as Lillian Bond)
Owen McGiveney ... Simon
Robin Hughes ... Richard Roblar
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Storyline

A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he has suddenly aged. Some mysterious things happen in a maze made from the hedges adjoining the castle. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Taglines:

ALL THE CHILLS OF A GREAT SUSPENSE NOVEL LEAP FROM THE SCREEN! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il labirinto See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)| 3 Channel Stereo (35mm Full Coat Mag Interlock)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Perhaps the first film to mention the scientific discipline of teratology, and perhaps the first to discuss the now-discredited concept of prenatal phylogenetic evolution. See more »

Goofs

Kitty and Edith's rooms in the castle have their windows blocked with stone. That is shown in a shot of Kitty's room the night they arrived. The only light sources are candles and the fireplaces. Yet, in the morning, both bedrooms are bathed in light as if the sun were streaming in through these blocked windows. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

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Perhaps a Lost Classic?
24 October 2012 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A Scotsman (Richard Carlson) abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty (Veronica Hurst) and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he has suddenly aged.

I had never actually heard of this film before stumbling across it on Netflix. I can see why it might not get a lot of attention -- it does not have any big names actors, or even cult actors, and the writer, director and producer are all relatively unknown these days. This is too bad, though... the film is on par with such stories as "The House on Haunted Hill".

I am told this film looks even better in 3-D. I can see why it might, with such moments as the bat flying towards the camera. Either way, this film deserves more attention...


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