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Shanks
     

Shanks

Director: William Castle

Cast: Marcel Marceau, Philippe Clay, Tsila Chelton

 

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Shanks is not so much a movie as an hallucinatory experience. World-renowned mime Marcel Marceau plays a dual role as a mute puppeteer and an eccentric inventor. The inventor dies, passing along his secrets for reviving corpses to the puppeteer. With the help of an enigmatic little girl, Marceau activates several dead bodies and goes on a robbery spree.

Overview

Shanks is not so much a movie as an hallucinatory experience. World-renowned mime Marcel Marceau plays a dual role as a mute puppeteer and an eccentric inventor. The inventor dies, passing along his secrets for reviving corpses to the puppeteer. With the help of an enigmatic little girl, Marceau activates several dead bodies and goes on a robbery spree. Costarring with Marceau are fellow mime artists Tsilla Chelton and Phillipe Clay. Shanks had cult potential, but was released with a surprisingly lackluster ad campaign--all the more surprising in that the film was directed by that master huckster William Castle (whose last film this was).

Product Details

Release Date:
05/28/2013
UPC:
0887090065900
Original Release:
1974
Rating:
PG
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
44,695

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marcel Marceau Malcolm Shanks/Old Walker
Philippe Clay Mr. Barton
Tsila Chelton Mrs. Barton
Biff Manard Goliath
Boyd "Red" Morgan Policeman
Mondo Genghis Khan
Lara Wing Little Girl
Phil Adams Motorcycle Gang Member
Larry Bishop Motorcycle Gang Member
Cindy Eilbacher Celia
Helena Kallianiotes Biker's Old Lady
Don Calfa Motorcycle Gang
William Castle Grocer
Read Morgan Cop

Technical Credits
William Castle Director,Executive Producer
John P. Austin Set Decoration/Design
David Berlatsky Editor
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Ronny Graham Screenwriter
Boris Leven Production Designer
Marcel Marceau Choreography
Steven North Producer
Alex North Score Composer
David Ronne Sound/Sound Designer
Sheldon Schrager Asst. Director,Producer
Guy C. Verhille Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shanks
1. Chapter I [8:17]
2. Chapter II [13:06]
3. Chapter III [12:16]
4. Chapter IV [8:57]
5. Chapter V [16:29]
6. Chapter VI [11:51]
7. Chapter VII [12:23]
8. Chapter VIII [10:06]

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