The Mutations (1974)

UK, 1973
35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English

A British science fiction/horror film directed by Jack Cardiff. Production began on 13 November 1972.

Plot Summary

Mad scientist Professor Nolter is kidnapping students for use in his insane experiments in accelerated evolution. He's already managed to alter animal and plant DNA to create artificial species and is now planning to do the same with humans.


Director: Jack Cardiff
Cyclone, Getty Pictures Corp
Executive Producer: J. Ronald Getty
Producer: Robert D. Weinbach
Associate Producer: Herbert G. Luft
Production Supervisor: Jack Smith
Production Manager: Al Marcus
Script: Robert D. Weinbach, Edward Mann
1st Assistant Director: Brian Dunbar
2nd Assistant Director: Ray Freeborn
3rd Assistant Director: Gareth Tandy
Continuity: Doreen Soan
Director of Photography: Paul Beeson
2nd Unit Director of Photography: John Cardiff
Camera Operator: Ray Sturgess
Camera Focus: David Worley
Supervising Electrician: John May
Stills: John Jay
Editor: John Trumper
1st Assistant Editor: Russell Woolnough
2nd Assistant Editor: David Beesley
Processing: Rank Labs
Music: Basil Kirchin, Jack Nathan
Sound Recordist: Danny Daniel
Sound Mixers: Ted Karnon, Brian Ford
Boom: Stan Haines
Sound Re-Recordists: Mike Le Mare, Ted Karnon, Brian Ford
Dubbing Editor: Mike Le Mare
Assistant Dubbing Editor: Peter Bond
Sound Maintainence: Austin Partridge
Wardrobe Master: Paul Vachon
Make-up: Charles E. Parker
Make-up Assistants: Kathleen Freeborn, Robin Grantham
Hair: Susie Hill
Special Make-up Effects: Charles Parker
Special Effects: Mike Hope
Special Photographic Effects: Ken Middleham
Art Director: Herbert Smith
Assistant Art Director: John Legeu
Set Dresser: Josie McAvin
Set Decorator: Josie Macavin
Construction Manager: Bob Devine
Production Accountant: Joanna Wright
Assistant to Producer: William Mahiger, Mary Lou Cohen
Secretary to Producer: Lynda Levy
Production Secretary: Jeanne Ferber
Secretary to Executive Producer: Pamela Allen
Studio: Pinewood
Locations by: Cine Mobile Systems
Stunts: Eddie Powell
Casting Director: Sally Nicholl

Donald Pleasence (Professor Nolter)
Tom Baker (Lynch)
Brad Harris (Brian)
Julie Ege (Hedi)
Michael Dunn (Burns)
Scott Anthony (Tony)
Jill Haworth (Lauren)
Olga Anthony (Bridget)
Lisa Collings (prostitute)
Joan Scott (landlady)
Toby Lennon (tramp)
John Wireford (policeman)
Eithne Dunne (nurse)
Tony Mayne (dwarf Tony)
Molly Tweedlie (dwarf Molly)
Kathy Kitchen (midget Kathy)
Fran Fullenwider (fat lady)
Lesley Roose (skinny lady)
Fay Bura (bearded lady)
Bob Bura (fire eater)
O.T. (human pincushion)
Madge Garnett (monkey woman)
Willie Ingram (Popeye)
Hugh Baily (pretzel boy)
Félix Duarte (frog boy)
Esther Blackmon (alligator girl)
Richard Davies (doctor)

Alternative Titles

The Freakmaker – US title
Das Labor des Grauens – German title


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