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The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
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The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) Anton Phibes, celebre organista, dato per morto in un incidente stradale, e in realta rimasto soltanto orribilmente sfigurato. L'uomo e convinto che la sua adorata moglie Victoria Regina, morta durante un'operazione chirurgica, sia stata vittima dell'incapacita dei medici. A distanza di anni dal fatto, Phibes comincia ad attuare la sua vendetta contro l'equipe che aveva operato la consorte. Ispirandosi alla Bibbia (le dieci piaghe che colpirono l'Egitto in seguito alla maledizione divina) e aiutato da Vulnavia, un'avvenente e silenziosa collaboratrice, Phibes uccide, uno ad uno e con i mezzi piu efferati, sette medici e la capo infermiera. Capo dell'equipe che aveva operato Regina, e autore materiale dell'intervento, era stato il dottor Viesseux e a lui Phibes riserva il castigo piu atroce. Gli rapisce il figliolo e lo lega ad un lettino operatorio, sul quale incombe un recipiente pieno di terribile acido. Inoltre, introduce nel torace del ragazzo una piccola chiave che serve a liberarlo. Poi convoca Viesseux, al quale ha concesso solo sei minuti di tempo per operare il figlio e salvarlo dall'acido. L'operazione riesce e sara Vulniana ad essere corrosa dall'acido. Convinto d'aver compiuto la propria vendetta fino in fondo, Phibes si sdraia accanto al cadavere imbalsamato della moglie e, dopo essersi dissanguato, sprofonda nelle tenebre dei sotterranei della propria dimora.

Movie Tagline:
Revenge Is The Best Medicine.

Also Known As:
Dr. Phibes

Title: Abominable Dr. Phibes, The
Release Date: May 18, 1971
Runtime: 94 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Horror, Music, Mystery
Languages: English
Country: UK, USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.0
Buried.com Rating: 8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: PG-13

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for some horror violence/gore.

Robert Fuest

Vincent Price ...Dr. Anton Phibes
Joseph Cotten ...Dr. Vesalius
Virginia North ...Vulnavia
Terry Thomas ...Dr. Longstreet
Sean Bury ...Lem Vesalius
Susan Travers ...Nurse Allen
David Hutcheson ...Dr. Hedgepath
Edward Burnham ...Dr. Dunwoody
Alex Scott ...Dr. Hargreaves
Peter Gilmore ...Dr. Kitaj
Maurice Kaufmann ...Dr. Whitcombe
Peter Jeffrey ...Inspector Trout
Derek Godfrey ...Crow
Norman Jones ...Sgt. Schenley
John Cater ...Waverley
Alan Zipson ...1st Police Official
Dallas Adams ...2nd Police Official
James Grout ...Sergeant
Alister Williamson ...1st Policeman
Thomas Heathcote ...2nd Policeman
Ian Marter ...3rd Policeman
Julian Grant ...4th Policeman
Hugh Griffith ...Rabbi
Aubrey Woods ...Goldsmith
John Laurie ...Darrow
Barbara Keogh ...Mrs. Frawley
Charles Farrell ...Chauffeur
John Franklyn ...Graveyard Attendant
Walter Horsbrugh ...Ross, the Butler
Paul Frees ...Singer of 'The Darktown Strutters' Ball' (voice)

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Samuel Z. Arkoff
Ronald Dunas
Louis M. Heyward
James H. Nicholson

James Whiton
William Goldstein

Basil Kirchin

The Abominable Dr. Phibes Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"(What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry?"
"The Darktown Strutters' Ball"
"Close Your Eyes"
"Elmer's Tune"
"All I Do Is Dream of You"
"You Stepped out of a Dream"
"A Hundred Years from Today"
"Over the Rainbow"
"One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Revenge Is The Best Medicine.
  • Love means never having to say you're ugly!
  • Dr. Phibes has great vibes!
  • There are two sides to Dr. Phibes.....both of them EVIL!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Dr. Phibes: Love means never having to say you're ugly.
  • Dr. Vesalius: Your wife no, Phibes, but you I will kill! Dr. Phibes: But you can't, Doctor Vesalius. I am already... dead.
  • Dr. Phibes: Nine killed her; nine shall die! Eight have died, soon to be nine. Nine eternities in doom!
  • Dr. Phibes: I will have killed nine times in my life, Dr. Vesalius, how many murders can be attributed to you?
  • Dr. Vesalius: I didn't kill your wife! Dr. Anton Phibes: No? Dr. Vesalius: I tried to save her! Dr. Phibes: With a knife in your hands?
Movie Trivia:
  • The movie, although they don't say it outright, is set in 1925, quite obviously because the characters refer to the deaths of Anton and Victoria Phibes as having happened 4 years previously, and it says "1921" on the Phibes' tombstones.
  • At one point, Phibes quotes "The Good Morrow" by John Donne.
  • Vincent Price wore several layers of plastic makeup over his face, so that when he spoke his dialogue his lips would not move.
  • Vincent Price often cracked up during filming, and needed to have his make up reapplied a lot as his laughing wrecked it.
  • Peter Cushing was originally meant to play Vesalius, but he declined as he was occupied with nursing his wife, who was in poor health at this time.
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