The Thing with Two Heads (1972)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American science fiction/horror film directed by Lee Frost.

Plot Summary

A wealthy racist has his head grafted on to the body of a black man in order to save his life.


Directed by: Lee Frost
© 1972 by American International Pictures Inc.
American International [logo]. Samuel Z. Arkoff presents a Saber production. An American International Pictures, Inc. release
Executive Producer: John Lawrence
Produced by: Wes Bishop
Screenplay by: Lee Frost, Wes Bishop, James Gordon White
Story by: Lee Frost, Wes Bishop
Cinematographer: Jack Steely
Editorial Supervisor: Ed Forsyth
Music Score by: Robert O. Ragland
*Production Sound: Clark Will
Mr Milland's and Mr Grier's Heads Re-created by: Dan Striepeke, Gail Brown, Tom Burman, Charles Schram, James White, Pete Peterson

Ray Milland (Maxwell Kirshner)
“Rosey” Grier (Jack Moss)
Don Marshall (Dr Fred Williams)
Roger Perry (Dr Philip Desmond)
Kathy Baumann (Patricia)
John Dullaghan (Thomas)
John Bliss (Donald)
Chelsea Brown (Lila)
Bruce Kimball (police lieutenant)
Jane Kellem (Miss Mullen)
Lee Frost (Sgt Hacker)
Wes Bishop (Dr Smith)
Roger Gentry (police sergeant)
Britt Nilsson (nurse)
Rick Baker (gorilla)
Phil Hoover (policeman)
Rod Steele (medical salesman)
Michael Viner (prison guard)

Alternative Titles

The Beast with Two Heads – working title
The Man with Two Heads – working title

Extracts included in
The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004)


American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson pp.232-233 – credits, synopsis, review
by Walt Lee p.488 – credits