The Forms of Things Unknown, (FoTU)
The Outer Limits, Season 1, ep 32
Directed by: Gerd Oswald
Written by: Joseph Stephano
Cinematography by: Conrad Hall
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Joseph Stephano wrote the screenplay for Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960) based on the Robert Bloch novel.
Conrad Hall went on to be nominated for 10 Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, winning 3 times. He is considered one of the most influential cinematographers of all time.
Vera Miles was a famous Hitchcock girl. She starred in Hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man” (1956), co-starred in “Psycho” (1960), and starred in Season 1, Ep 1 of the TV anthology show “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”.
Barbara Rush starred in both “When Worlds Collide” (1951) and “It Came from Outer Space” (1953). She was also the villainess Nora Clavicle on the Batman TV show from the 60’s.
David McCallum is best known for his portrayal of Illya Kuryakin in the TV Series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” (1964~1968). MST3K fans will fondly remember him from Master Ninja II.
Sir Cedric Hardwicke made his name performing in George Bernard Shaw plays. Shaw called him his 5th favorite actor, behind the 4 Marx Brothers. Sir Cedric was in great demand in the early days of film, appearing in such classics as “The Invisible Man Returns” (1940) and “The Ghost of Frankenstein” (1942), as well as Hitchcock’s “Suspicion” (1941) and “Rope” (1948). Sadly, this appearance in FoTU was his final role.
It might be the story of two women who poison their tyrannical playboy boss to prevent him from blackmailing a rich father, and how the playboy is brought back to life by the time machine of a mad scientist.
Or, it might be the story of a tyrannical playboy who fakes his own death and pretends to come back to life in the clock filled closet of an insane person.
Or, it might be the story of a con man and his girlfriend who conspire to drive a rich female mark crazy.
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