The Medusa Touch


Time Out says

Gold's Midas touch with prestige TV material here for once transfers to the big screen with a full-blooded approach to the most implausible hokum. A skilful blend of the familiar (casting, English locations) and the outrageous (the script's mix of whodunit, disaster movie and telekinetic thriller) produces a beguiling entertainment in which half the fun's to be had from constructing a coherent synopsis out of the loony mess of flashback, foresight, eccentricity and even ecology. Ventura's a French sleuth on Common Market secondment to the Yard; Burton's a mysteriously troubled author with murderous mental powers. Watch for the bouncing cathedral bricks at the end.


Release details

109 mins

Cast and crew

Jack Gold
John Briley
Richard Burton
Lino Ventura
Lee Remick
Harry Andrews
Alan Badel
Marie-Christine Barrault
Jeremy Brett
Michael Hordern
Gordon Jackson
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