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The Manitou

  • Film

Time Out says

Burgess Meredith's splendid cameo of an eccentric anthropologist almost justifies the price of a seat for this Exorcist spin-off. The victim this time (Strasberg) develops a nasty lump on her neck which, growing at an astonishing rate, turns out to be the foetus of a 400-year-old medicine man. Medical science proves impotent, Indian magic a mere half-measure, requiring good old 'love' to weigh in on the final cosmic shootout. The special effects are superb, easy winners in an engaging inter-denominational free-for-all that blends Marvel Comics' Doctor Strange with Corman's The Raven. A successful excursion, spoiled only by the director's habit of plopping in postcard views of the Golden Gate Bridge instead of exteriors. (From a novel by Graham Masterton.
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Release Details

  • Duration:105 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:William Girdler
  • Screenwriter:William Girdler, Jon Cedar, Thomas Pope
  • Cast:
    • Tony Curtis
    • Michael Ansara
    • Susan Strasberg
    • Stella Stevens
    • Jon Cedar
    • Ann Sothern
    • Burgess Meredith
    • Paul Mantee
    • Jeanette Nolan
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