The story has doctor Rock Hudson grow a beautiful young woman (Barbara Carrera) in his laboratory from fetal beginnings. It’s kind of a Bride of Frankenstein tale, cast in terms of scientific mumbo-jumbo, an effective blending of old and new plot elements.
Hudson plays with gentleness and restraint, and Carrera’s pristine fashion-model beauty is perfect for the role, but there’s little feeling of genuine passion or eroticism.
The script [from a story by Jack W. Thomas] is much stronger on plot than it is on character relationships. Suspense built up before Carrera’s birth is dissipated in clumsy dramatic confrontations when she and Hudson set out in society.
Diane Ladd is wasted as Hudson’s jealous housekeeper.