X – the Man with X-Ray Eyes

  • Film
  • Science fiction
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Corman's intelligent sci-fi movie has a powerful performance from Milland as Dr Xavier, whose experiments with X-Ray eye-drops allow him to cheat at cards, diagnose patients' internal complaints, and see through women's clothing (fortunately for them, they're all standing with their naughty bits shielded by inexplicably opaque plants and pieces of furniture). As the treatment continues, however, Milland becomes terrified as he starts to see beyond the material world into the heart of the universe. The rudimentary special effects and cheapo production notwithstanding, this is an undoubted cult classic.

Release details

Duration: 80 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Roger Corman
Screenwriter: Robert Dillon, Ray Russell
Cast: Ray Milland
Diana Van Der Vlis
Harold J Stone
John Hoyt
Don Rickles
John Dierkes
Lorie Summers
Vicki Lee
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