The Medusa Touch

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In The Medusa Touch Brunel (Lino Ventura), a French detective on temporary assignment with Scotland Yard, investigates a mysterious series of disasters. The uncanny events begin happening shortly after writer John Morlar (Richard Burton) was hit over the head by an unknown intruder and rendered comatose. Slowly, Brunel begins to connect the strange things that are happening in the world with the deranged dreams of the comatose Morlar. He gets the final clue he needs from Morlar's reluctant psychiatrist, Dr. Zonfield (Lee Remick), who holds the key to Morlar's past. Once it is discovered that Morlar has the ability to think horrible thoughts and make them come true, Brunel and Zonfield must take off with dispatch to a London cathedral, where the Queen is scheduled to make an appearance -- but Morlar is thinking about the cathedral, and it is crumbling fast. Well-liked in Britain, this movie did not do well in the U.S. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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Richard Burton
as John Morlar
Lino Ventura
as Insp. Brunel
Lee Remick
as Dr. Zonfield
Harry Andrews
as Assistant Commissioner
Marie-Christine Barrault
as Patricia Morlar
Michael Hordern
as Atropos the Fortune Teller
Gordon Jackson
as Dr.Johnson
Derek Jacobi
as Townley the Publisher
Jeremy Brett
as Edward Parrish
Robert Lang
as Pennington
Alan Badel
as Barrister
Ian Marter
as Detective in Street
Victor Winding
as Senior Police Officer
Avril Elgar
as Mrs. Pennington
John Normington
as Schoolmaster
Robert Flemyng
as Judge McKinley
Wendy Gifford
as Receptionist
Gordon Honeycombe
as TV Newscaster
Mark Jones
as Sgt. Hughes
Maurice O'Connell
as Sgt. Robbins
Brook Williams
as Male Nurse
John Flanagan
as Police Constable
Stanley Lebor
as Police Doctor
George Innes
as Van Driver
Joseph Clark
as 14 Year Old Morlar
Matthew Long
as Copilot
Colin Rix
as Engineer
Denise Alexander
as Hospital Doctor
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Audience Reviews for The Medusa Touch

  • Oct 03, 2009
    Hogwash telepathy melodrama. Burton looks like hell and acts bored, Lee Remick looks great but her part is a waste of her time as the picture is a waste of yours.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Jun 15, 2009
    An underrated Sci-Fi jewel that is well directed and cast. This is a dark, powerful, haunting and intelligent psychological thriller.
    John M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2009
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 16, 2008
    Absolute belter of a film. The plane crash sequence was brialliant for its time and Burtons acting was excellent.
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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