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The William Castle film collection, Columbia Pictures ; a William Castle Production ; produced and directed by William Castle

Label
The William Castle film collection
Title
The William Castle film collection
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures ; a William Castle Production ; produced and directed by William Castle
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
13 frightened girls: An international bevy of beautiful teenage girls represent their countries as the daughters of diplomats. The teenage temptresses use their feminine wiles to steal some top-secret files vital to the survival of freedom-loving nations everywhere. ; 13 ghosts: The story is set in the mansion of the deceased occult scientist Dr. Zorba, whose nephew Cyrus and his family occupy the creepy estate and discover that they are not the only tenants. It seems the Doctor has been harboring 12 elusive specters on the premises, the appearance of which can only be detected through his final invention: a special pair of ghost-viewing goggles. ; Homicidal: The film concerns a young woman named Miriam Webster (Patricia Breslin) who seemingly has everything a girl could want - including a successful flower shop business, and a handsome beau, Karl (Glenn Corbett), who works as a pharmacist. Events take a turn for the worse, however, when Miriam's half-brother, Warren, returns from Europe - with a rather unpleasant friend in-tow: a blonde named Emily (Jean Arless). ; Straight-Jacket:: A wife (Joan Crawford) literally axes her cheating husband and his lover, witnessed by her three-year-old daughter. Mom is packed off to the insane asylum for 20 years before reuniting with the daughter (Diane Baker). ; The old dark house: Set in the title manse, this chilling comedy chronicles the spooky exploits of a Yankee car salesman working in London who sets out to deliver a car to a remote and very creepy Welsh estate.; Mr. Sardonicus: Guy Rolfe stars as the wicked Sardonicus, a wealthy count who wears a mask because his face is frozen in a horrifying death grimace.; The tingler: As famous for the gimmick with which the film was shown as for its genuinely spine-tingling story, The Tingler follows a pathologist (Vincent Price) as he searches for the cause of a series of deaths and discovers that the victims have a large insect-like creature growing on their spinal chords. ; Zotz!: Tom Poston stars as Prof. Jonathan Jones who has come into possession of "zotz," a coin that has three magical properties
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CGC
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videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • 13 ghosts (Motion picture : 1960)
  • Strait-jacket (Motion picture : 1964)
Credits note
13 frightened girls: screenplay, Robert Dillon ; cinematography, Gordon Avil ; music, Van Alexander ; 13 ghosts: screenplay, Robb White ; Joseph Biroc ; music, Von Dexter ; Homicidal: screenplay, Robb White ; cinemtography, Burnett Guffey ; music, Hugo W. Friedhofer ; Straight-Jacket: screenplay, Robert Bloch ; cinematography, Arthur E. Arling ; music, Van Alexander ; The old dark house: screenplay, Robert Dillon ; cinematography, Arthur Grant ; music, Benjamin Frankel ; Mr. Sardonicus: screenplay, Ray Russell ; cinematography, Burnett Guffey ; music, Von Dexter ; The tingler: screenplay, Robb White ; cinematography, Wilfrid M. Cline ; music, Von Dexter ; Zotz!: screenplay, Ray Russell ; cinematography, Gordon Avil ; music, Bernard Green
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
13 frightened girls: Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh, Kathy Dunn, Lynne Sue Moon, The Teenage Diplomats ; 13 ghosts: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp, Donald Woods ; Homicidal: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugene Leontovich, Alan Bunce, James Westerfield, Jean Arless ; Straight-Jacket: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, Howard St. John, John Anthony Hayes, Rochelle Hudson ; The old dark house: Tom Poston, Robert Marley, Janette Scott, Joyce Grenfell ; Mr. Sardonicus: Oscar Homolka, Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe ; The tingler: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts ; Zotz!: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus, Fred Clark, Cecil Kellaway
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1911-1993
  • 1908-1977
  • 1938-
  • 1909-1990
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Castle, William
  • Price, Vincent
  • Crawford, Joan
  • Baker, Diane
  • Poston, Tom
  • White, Robb
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/unknown
Technique
live action
Label
The William Castle film collection, Columbia Pictures ; a William Castle Production ; produced and directed by William Castle
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/col27255d.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Iconic horror director William Castle created a simple, but winning formula for his films: a little comedy, a lot of scares, a preposterous gimmick, and a clear sense that fright films should be fun. This even meant Castle would, like Hitchcock, appear in his trailers and even the movies themselves. Though his career spanned 35 years and included everything from westerns to crime thrillers, he'll always be remembered for his horror films from the late 50s to the mid-60s. And now Sony presents all eight of his Columbia features - three making their DVD debut, the rest newly-remastered - in one "spook-tacular" collection. And as a bonus, it includes the award-winning feature-length documentary, Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story
  • Special features include: Original theatrical trailers ;
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story
  • 13 frightened girls (89 min., 1963)
  • 13 ghosts (88 min., 1960)
  • Homicidal (87 min., 1961)
  • Strait-Jacket (90 min., 1964)
  • Old dark house (86 min., 1963)
  • Mr. Sardonicus (89 min., 1961)
  • Tingler (81 min., 1959)
  • Zotz! (87 min., 1962)
Control code
758018
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
5 videodiscs
Isbn
9781435929692
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396272552
Other physical details
sound, black and white, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781435929692
  • (OCoLC)464259217
System details
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The William Castle film collection, Columbia Pictures ; a William Castle Production ; produced and directed by William Castle
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/col27255d.gif
Publication
Note
  • Iconic horror director William Castle created a simple, but winning formula for his films: a little comedy, a lot of scares, a preposterous gimmick, and a clear sense that fright films should be fun. This even meant Castle would, like Hitchcock, appear in his trailers and even the movies themselves. Though his career spanned 35 years and included everything from westerns to crime thrillers, he'll always be remembered for his horror films from the late 50s to the mid-60s. And now Sony presents all eight of his Columbia features - three making their DVD debut, the rest newly-remastered - in one "spook-tacular" collection. And as a bonus, it includes the award-winning feature-length documentary, Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story
  • Special features include: Original theatrical trailers ;
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story
  • 13 frightened girls (89 min., 1963)
  • 13 ghosts (88 min., 1960)
  • Homicidal (87 min., 1961)
  • Strait-Jacket (90 min., 1964)
  • Old dark house (86 min., 1963)
  • Mr. Sardonicus (89 min., 1961)
  • Tingler (81 min., 1959)
  • Zotz! (87 min., 1962)
Control code
758018
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
5 videodiscs
Isbn
9781435929692
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396272552
Other physical details
sound, black and white, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781435929692
  • (OCoLC)464259217
System details
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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