The Manitou

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A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.

Cast

Tony Curtis
as Harry Erskine
Michael Ansara
as Singing Rock
Susan Strasberg
as Karen Tandy
Stella Stevens
as Amelia Crusoe
Jon Cedar
as Dr. Jack Hughes
Ann Sothern
as Mrs. Karmann
Burgess Meredith
as Dr. Ernest Snow
Paul Mantee
as Dr. Robert McEvoy
Jeanette Nolan
as Mrs. Winconis
Lurene Tuttle
as Mrs. Hertz
Ann Mantee
as Floor Nurse
Hugh Corcoran
as MacArthur
Tenaya
as Singing Rock's Wife
Carole Hemingway
as Prostitute
Beverly Kushida
as 2nd Floor Nurse
Joe Gieb
as Misquamacas
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Critic Reviews for The Manitou

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Audience Reviews for The Manitou

  • Mar 16, 2011
    A woman goes into the hospital to have a tumor on her neck looked at, it turns out that the growth is in fact a 400-year-old Indian Shaman. Tony Curtis, Burgess Meredith and a Medicine Man team up to prevent it from from taking over the world. Strange hokiness ensues...
    Ken S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2008
    A 400-year old Indian shaman reincarnates himself as a tumor in a woman's back, and a fortune telling charlatan (Tony Curtis) must harness the power of ancient Indian medicine and the modern electric typewriter to stop him from bringing Satan into the world. The movie-star cast mostly plays the ridiculous premise straight-faced, and along with the cheap but colorful sfx (dig that cosmic climax!) they keep this entertaining throughout, something "better" written and directed movies often can't seem to do.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 26, 2008
    I always reminise on this film and so I decided to watch it after 20 or so years and well its not so bad. Its a sci fi / horror/ occult film based in San Fransisco. Its kind of funny and not scary but its not bad.
    Alexander W Super Reviewer

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