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Curtis Harrington

Curtis Harrington

Country: USA

Total Credits at Criticker: 10 (Actor), 23 (Director), 9 (Writer)

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    Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet
    In the year 2020, cosmonaut Marcia (Faith Domergue) orbits the planet Venus while two astronauts and a robot journey on the surface... (imdb)
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    Night Tide
    On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival. After strange occurrences, Johnny begins to believe that she may actually be a real mermaid that habitually kills during the cycle of the full moon. (imdb)
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    Queen of Blood
    The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. Alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent out from Earth. (The plot thickens! :) Eventually a surviving female is located and brought on to the human ship. The female is light green with an amazing hair-do. After some unsuccessful attempts by the human crew to feed her, she is more or less left to herself... (imdb)
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    A bored Manhattan couple invite an interesting aging cosmetics saleswoman to enliven their dull lives by directing sex and death "games". Featuring a corpse encased in plaster and displayed in the living room as art, and a triple-cross ending.
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    Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell
    A dog that is a minion of Satan terrorizes a suburban family. (imdb)
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    How Awful About Allan
    After a fire which killed his father Kent ("Cat People") Smith and scarred his sister (Julie "The Haunting" Harris), a gilt-ridden victim of psychosomatic blindness (Anthony "Psycho" Perkins) is released from a mental hospital and goes to stay with his estranged sister. However, it appears that someone is out for revenge and wants to drive him crazy. Teleplay by Henry Farrell ("What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"). Directed by Curtis Harrington ("What's the Matter With Helen?"). (imdb)
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    Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
    This is a retelling of the old tale of Hansel and Gretel, but set in England in the 1920s. To the children and staff at the orphanage, Auntie Roo is a kindly American widow who gives them a lavish Christmas party each year in her mansion, Forrest Grange. In reality, she is a severely disturbed woman, who keeps the mummified remains of her little daughter in a nursery in the attic. (imdb)
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    The Midwestern mothers of two Leopold and Loeb--like murderers move to Hollywood, California in the 1930s and open a dancing school for would-be Shirley Temples seeking to break into the movies. Adelle (Debbie Reynolds) falls in love with a Texas millionaire (Dennis Weaver), but Helen (Shelley Winters) turns to an evangelist (Agnes Moorehead) and gradually goes off the deep end. Soon corpses of all kinds start piling up. (imdb)
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    Fragment of Seeking
    A man seeks to find himself by exploring his sexuality. (imdb)
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    Picnic (1948) - Short Film
    Beginning in the reality of American middle-class life, PICNIC portrays the idealistic dream-quest of the protagonist, from which he is finally cast off. (Fandor)
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    The Killing Kind
    Young Terry Lambert (John Savage) returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer (Ruth Roman) and the girl who framed him. But his real problem is his overbearing mother (Ann Sothern), whose boarding house he resides in and who keeps bringing him glasses of chocolate milk. One of her boarders, Lori (Cindy Williams), becomes attracted to him.(imdb)
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    The Cat Creature
    When a rich man dies, some items from a collection of his are stolen- an ancient Egyptian gold amulet and the mummy that was wearing it. The police consult scholars from the local University to help with the investigation, which is taking a more serious turn as people connected with the case are killed by wounds that seem to be from a housecat. (imdb)
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    Killer Bees
    Killer Bees (1974) - TV Movie
    A strong-willed woman not only dominates her family of California winegrowers, but also has a strange hold on a colony of bees in her vineyard. (imdb)
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    The Dead Don\
    The story begins in the Illinois State Penitentiary where Ralph Drake (Jerry Douglas) is about to be executed for the murder of his wife. At Ralph's request, his brother, Don (George Hamilton), sets out to clear his name and find the real murderer. It's a search that takes him into a nightmarish world where no one can be trusted. Don first seeks out Ralph's former employer, Moss (Ray Milland), who runs a sleazy marathon dance hall, and enlists his help in finding the murderer... (imdb)
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    Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, the behaviour of her mute daughter Leslie is becoming increasingly strange and a visiting psychic claims that forces from beyond are out for revenge. (imdb)
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    Mata Hari
    Based loosely on the real-life story of the World War I spy. The exotic dancer uses her contacts in European high society, along with her seductive charm, to collect military secrets during the war. She successfully plays both sides against each other until at last her deceptions catch up with her. (imdb)
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    Usher (2002) - Short Film
    A short version of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"
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    The Fall of the House of Usher
    Adaptation of the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
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    On the Edge
    On the Edge (1949) - Short Film
    In this fragile yet frightening poetic fantasy set against a dark industrial landscape, Curtis Harrington casts his own mother and father in lead roles. (MUBI)
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    The Assignation
    Long considered lost, "The Assignation" was Curtis Harrington's first color film. It was shot in Venice, Italy, and follows a masked figure through the labyrinthine canals of the city, building to a spectacular climax. (MUBI)
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    The Wormwood Star
    In 1956 Curtis Harrington created the short film The Wormwood Star, a poetic evocation of Cameron Marjorie and her work. (MUBI)
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    The Four Elements
    THE FOUR ELEMENTS is a poetic and avant-garde documentary Curtis Harrington made for the United States Information Agency.
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