Basically it's the plot where the scientist tampers with the unknown and is severely punished in the end. Ray Milland is a doctor who has devised a drug that he thinks will allow men's eyes to see infinitely more.

Basically it’s the plot where the scientist tampers with the unknown and is severely punished in the end. Ray Milland is a doctor who has devised a drug that he thinks will allow men’s eyes to see infinitely more.

He tries it on himself when he is refused a grant to continue experiments on animals. He at first is put out of commission by a blinding light but then can see inside human tissue and through clothes. This permits him to visit a party where the women are nude to him.

Things get worse as he kills a friend inadvertently, forcing the doctor to hide out in a carnival as a mindreader. A girl who believes in him tries to help and they go off to work on some antidote.

There are many interesting comic, dramatic and philosophical ideas are touched on but treated only on the surface. However, director Roger Corman keeps this moving and Ray Milland is competent as the doomed man. Special effects on his prism-eye world, called Spectarama, are good if sometimes repetitive.

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Production

American International/Alta Vista. Director Roger Corman; Producer Roger Corman; Screenplay Robert Dillon, Ray Russell; Camera Floyd Crosby; Editor Anthony Carras; Music Les Baxter; Art Director Daniel Haller

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1963. Running time: 80 MIN.

With

Ray Milland Diana van der Vlis Harold J. Stone Don Rickles John Hoyt
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