Power

Power

Director: Byron Haskin

Cast: Byron Haskin, George Hamilton, Suzanne Pleshette, Richard Carlson

     
 

A team of research scientists believe they have discovered a superior intelligence. Jim Tanner (George Hamilton) and his pretty partner Margery Lansing (Susan Pleshette) have discovered the entity through their work on human endurance. The Power is able to control the minds of others, but Jim can't substantiate his suspicions that the force comes from one ofSee more details below

Overview

A team of research scientists believe they have discovered a superior intelligence. Jim Tanner (George Hamilton) and his pretty partner Margery Lansing (Susan Pleshette) have discovered the entity through their work on human endurance. The Power is able to control the minds of others, but Jim can't substantiate his suspicions that the force comes from one of the members of the scientific staff. A series of murders has Jim under suspicion by the police, as he tries to uncover the identity of the killer. Yvonne De Carlo, Earl Holliman, and Miss Beverly Hills also star in this sci-fi mystery.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
At times, The Power seems like a science fiction film created by a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock movies. Indeed, the main body of the film is about an innocent man escaping pursuers while trying to sort out who the real enemy is, a situation frequently exploited by Hitchcock. Along the way there are several other plot points that echo the master (a carousel sequence that recalls Strangers on a Train, the "hide in plain sight" ploy, etc.) Unfortunately, these sequences don't have the impact that they want to; they form the main body of the film rather than being important components in a larger scheme. Still, Power is reasonably entertaining, and it features some genuine chills and enough plot twists to keep viewers interested. Director Byron Haskin keeps things moving, and there is an occasional small visual flourish. George Hamilton is adequate in the lead role, although he is not totally believable as a brilliant scientist (nor, for that matter, is most of the cast). Suzanne Phleshette brings some life and character to her underwritten role and Michael Rennie is good in a small part. Very much a product of the 1960s, Power is okay but nothing more.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2010
UPC:
0883316280522
Original Release:
1968
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
38,501

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Hamilton Jim Tanner
Suzanne Pleshette Margery Lansing
Richard Carlson N.E. Van Zandt
Yvonne De Carlo Sally Hallson
Earl Holliman Talbot Scott
Gary Merrill Mark Corlane
Ken Murray Grover
Barbara Nichols Flora
Arthur O'Connell Henry Hallson
Nehemiah Persoff Carl Melniker
Aldo Ray Bruce
Michael Rennie Arthur Nordlund
Miiko Taka Mrs. Van Zandt
Celia Lovsky Mrs. Hallson
Vaughn Taylor Mr. Hallson
Lawrence Montaigne Briggs
Beverly Hills Sylvia

Technical Credits
Byron Haskin Director
Wah Chang Special Effects
George W. Davis Art Director
Ellsworth Fredericks Cinematographer
John Gay Screenwriter
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Don Greenwood Set Decoration/Design
E. Darrell Hallenbeck Asst. Director
J. McMillan Johnson Special Effects
Thomas J. McCarthy Editor
Franklin E. Milton Sound/Sound Designer
Lowell Norman Special Effects
George Pal Producer
Merrill Pye Art Director
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Gene Warren Special Effects

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