Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

UK,
85m
35mm film, Technicolor, 2.35:1 (Photographed in Techniscope)
mono, English

A British science fiction film directed by Gordon Flemyng. It's the first of Peter Cushing's two big screen spin-offs from the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (1963-1989). Unlike the small screen version, Cushing's Doctor is human, not a Time Lord, an inventor who built his own time machine.

Plot Summary

Scientist Dr Who invents a time machine, the TARDIS and accidentally whisks himself, his grand-daughter and two of her teachers off to the planet Skaro in the far distant future. There, they become involved in a struggle between the peace-loving Thals and the brutal the who are threatening to end their long-standing power-struggle by unleashing a neutron bomb…

Credits

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Gordon Flemyng
© MCMLXV [1965] by Aaru Productions Ltd
Regal Films International Limited presents an Aaru production
Executive Producer: Joe Vegoda
Produced by: Max Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky
Production Manager: Ted Lloyd
Screenplay by: Milton Subotsky
Based on the B.B.C. Television Serial by: Terry Nation
Assistant Director: Anthony Waye
Director of Photography: John Wilcox
Camera Operator: David Harcourt
Camera Grip: Ray Jones
Editor: Oswald Hafenrichter
Music Composed and Conducted by: Malcolm Lockyer
Electronic Music: Barry Gray
Sound Recordist: Buster Ambler
Sound Supervisor: John Cox
Sound Editors: Tom Priestley, Roy Hyde
Westrex Recording System
Wardrobe: Jackie Cummins
Make-up: Jill Carpenter
Hairdresser: Henry Montsash
Special Effects: Ted Samuels
Special Electronic Effects: Les Hillman
Art Director: Bill Constable
Associate Art Director: Ken Ryan
Set Decorator: Scott Slimon
Construction Manager: Bill Waldron

Cast
Peter Cushing (Dr. Who)
Roy Castle (Ian)
Jennie Linden (Barbara)
Roberta Tovey (Susan)
Barrie Ingham (Alydon)
Michael Coles (Ganatus)
Yvonne Antrobus (Dyoni)
Geoffrey Toone (Temmosus)
John Bown (Antodus)
Mark Peterson (Elydon)
Ken Garady
Nicolas Head
Michael Lennox
Jack Waters
Virginia Tyler
Jane Lumb
Bruce Wells
Martin Grace
Sharon Young
Garry Wyler
Bruno Castagnoli, Michael Dillon, Brian Hands, Robert Jewel, Kevin Manser, Eric McKay, Len Saunders, Gerald Taylor (Dalek operators)

Alternative Titles

Doktor Who i Dalekowie – Polish title
Dr. Who contre les Daleks – French title
Dr. Who y los Daleks – Spanish title

Sequel
Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)

Remake of
: The Daleks (1963)

Extracts included in
Adventures in Space and Time (1999)
Dalekmania (1995)

Production Notes

Release
A “make your own Dalek” competition was held at a screening at Woolwich ABC, London in January 1972 which resulted in the “best admissions for about two years at a minor's matinee.” 1CinemaTV Today no.9962 8 January 1972 p.22

References

Periodicals

  • Castle of Frankenstein no.8 p.6
  • CinemaTV Today no.9962 8 January 1972 p.22 – note (Daleks for ever)
  • The Daily Cinema no.9021 (29 January 1965) p.8 – note (Production-wise)
  • We Belong Dead Amicus Special Spring 2021 pp.24-27 – illustrated review (by Matthew E. Banks)

Books

  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.111
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.112 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.108 – credits
  • Sci-fi Chronicles by Guy Haley (ed.) p.216