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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. 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). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alex North Best Original Dramatic Score 1974 Nominee

Cast

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

Crew

William Castle
Director
Steven North
Producer
Sheldon Schrager
Producer
Ronny Graham
Screenwriter
Joseph Biroc
Cinematographer
Alex North
Composer (Music Score)
David Berlatsky
Editor
Boris Leven
Production Designer
William Castle
Executive Producer
John P. Austin
Set Designer
David Ronne
Sound/Sound Designer
Sheldon Schrager
First Assistant Director
Marcel Marceau
Choreography
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