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El siniestro doctor Orloff (1982)

Country of Origin: Spain
Year of Production: 1982
Running Times: 87 mins
Format: Eastmancolor 35mm Techniscope
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CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: Golden Films Internacional S.A.
Producer: Emilio Larraga

SCRIPT
Script / Story: Jesus Franco

DIRECTION
Director: Jess Franco (real name: Jesus Franco)

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Juan Soler

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: Jesus Franco

MUSIC
Music: Pablo Villa (real name: Daniel J. White), Jesus Franco
Song: Jesus Franco, Rebeca White (Melissa)

MAKE UP AND COSTUMES
Make Up: Manolita Garcia Fraile

LOCATIONS
Locations: Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

CAST
Howard Vernon (Dr Orloff)
Robert Foster (real name: Antonio Mayans) (Alfred Orloff)
Rocio Freixas (Melissa Orloff)
Tony Skios (real name: Antonio Rebollo) (Inspector Mario Tanner)
Raf Smog (real name: Rafael Cayetano) (Andros)
Juan Soler Cozar (Malou)
Teo Santander (real name: Angel Ordiales) (El Bosse)
Tina Page (real name: Maria Paz Uceda)
Mery Olsen (real name: Maria Amor Olmo)
Rafael Izurquiza (vagabond)
Jesus Franco (Manolo)

PLOT SUMMARY

Dr Orloff is so devestated by his mother's condition - she's been in a coma for two years after an accident which Orloff caused - that he takes to abducting young women and performing monstrous experiments on them to wake her and restore her to health. His father is so appalled that he's driven to extreme measures to put a stop to his son's depradations.

AVAILABILITY

Spain
Theatrical Distributor: Mediterraneo Films
Video Distributor: Aper Video

TIMELINE

1984
June

18: Spain – theatrical release

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Experimentos macabros - Spanish video title
The Sinister Dr Orloff
– US title

LINKS

SEE ALSO
El enigma del ataúd (1969)
Gritos en la noche (1962)
Miss Muerte (1966)
Los ojos siniestros del doctor Orloff (1973)
Orloff et l'homme invisible (1971)
El secreto del Dr Orloff (1964)

REFERENCES

BOOKS

Obsession - The Films of Jesus Franco p.152
credits, review

KEYWORDS

comas, doctors, human experiments, mad scientists, prostitutes


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