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The Misadventures of Merlin Jones [1964] (1 disc)

Director:Robert Stevenson
Writer:Alfred Lewis Levitt
Helen Levitt
Composer:Buddy Baker
Length:91 minutes
(1 hour 31 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Family
Sorting Tub:Echo
IMDB Rating:6.2/10
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.

Reaction: Silly and of its time, but good clean family fun.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Robert Stevenson => Director
Alfred Lewis Levitt => Writer
Helen Levitt => Writer
Buddy Baker => Composer
Alan Hewitt => Professor Shattuck
Allan Hunt => Student (uncredited)
Annette Funicello => Jennifer (as Annette)
Burt Mustin => Bailiff (uncredited)
Connie Gilchrist => Mrs. Gossett, Holmby's Housekeeper
Dal McKennon => Detective Hutchins
Kelly Thordsen => Muller (uncredited)
Leon Ames => Judge Holmsby / Lex Fortas
Michael Fox => Kohner, Lie Detector Operator (uncredited)
Norman Grabowski => Norman, Midvale Football Player
Stuart Erwin => Police Captain Loomis
Tommy Kirk => Merlin Jones