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FULL SYNOPSIS

Low-budget horror director William Girdler's last film stars Susan Strasberg as Karen Tandy, a San Francisco woman who develops a strange growth on her neck. After an operation fails because the doctor is forced to cut his own hand, Karen seeks out an Indian shaman (Michael Ansara), who tells her that the thing on her neck is the fetus of a reincarnated witch doctor. Eventually, Karen goes to the hospital and gives "birth" to a silly-looking creature played by Cousin Itt himself, Felix Silla. It runs amok in the building until boyfriend Tony Curtis figures out that his love for Karen can boost the hospital's electrical supply to zap the pesky beast. Generally acknowledged as one of the silliest horror films ever made, The Manitou should please camp buffs more than serious fans. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast

Tony Curtis
as Harry Erskine
Michael Ansara
as Singing Rock
Susan Strasberg
as Karen Tandy
Stella Stevens
as Amelia Crusoe
Jon Cedar
as Dr. Jack Hughes
Burgess Meredith
as Dr. Ernest Snow
Paul Mantee
as Dr. Robert McEvoy
Hugh Corcoran
as MacArthur
Joe Gieb
as Misquamacas
Jeanette Nolan
as Mrs. Winconis
Lurene Tuttle
as Mrs. Hertz
Carole Hemingway
as Prostitute
Ann Sothern
as Mrs. Karmann
Hugh Corcoran
as MacArthur
Ann Sothern
as Mrs. Karmann
Jeanette Nolan
as Mrs. Winconis
Lurene Tuttle
as Mrs. Hertz
Joe Gieb
as Misquamacas
Carole Hemingway
as Prostitute

Crew

William Girdler
Director
William Girdler
Producer
Melvin Simon
Producer
Thomas Pope
Screenwriter
Graham Masterson
Book Author
Jon Cedar
Screenwriter
William Girdler
Screenwriter
Michel Hugo
Cinematographer
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Bub Asman
Editor
Jon Cedar
Associate Producer
Cheryal Kearney
Set Designer
Aggie Lyon
Costume Designer
Bob Bender
First Assistant Director
Jesse Wayne
Stunts
Nikita Knatz
Second Unit Director
Nikita Knatz
Conception
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