The Power (1968)

109 mins | Science fiction | 1968

Director:

Byron Haskin

Writer:

John Gay

Producer:

George Pal

Cinematographer:

Ellsworth Fredricks

Production Designers:

George W. Davis, Merrill Pye

Production Company:

Galaxy Productions
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HISTORY

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A George Pal Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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PRODUCER
Prod
WRITER
Scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
SOUND
Rec supv
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VISUAL EFFECTS
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MAKEUP
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PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Power by Frank M. Robinson (Philadelphia, 1956).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Boston opening: 21 February 1968
Copyright Claimant:
Galaxy Productions
Copyright Date:
20 December 1967
Copyright Number:
LP35000
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Metrocolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
109
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At a space laboratory meeting presided over by naval liaison officer Arthur Nordlund, scientists involved in a research project on human endurance are warned by fellow member Henry Hallson that one of them possesses a super-intelligence capable of controlling other minds and effecting destruction through sheer willpower. None of Hallson's co-workers--including biochemist Jim Tanner, geneticist Margery Lansing, physicist Carl Melniker, chairman N. E. Van Zandt, and biologist Talbot Scott--is convinced until Hallson is found murdered with the name Adam Hart scrawled near his dead body. Tanner, Insp. Mark Corlane's chief suspect, begins an investigation of his own and learns from Hallson's widow, Sally, that her husband had a childhood friend named Adam Hart. Although Tanner loses his job at the laboratory, he persists in his search as one by one the other members of the research group are killed off, Tanner himself barely escaping death at the hands of the mysterious force. Eventually Tanner learns that Nordlund (alias Adam Hart) is the villain, and that he hopes to conquer the world for the sake of "good." Tanner, who also possesses a superhuman brain, finally summons sufficient strength to destroy ... +


At a space laboratory meeting presided over by naval liaison officer Arthur Nordlund, scientists involved in a research project on human endurance are warned by fellow member Henry Hallson that one of them possesses a super-intelligence capable of controlling other minds and effecting destruction through sheer willpower. None of Hallson's co-workers--including biochemist Jim Tanner, geneticist Margery Lansing, physicist Carl Melniker, chairman N. E. Van Zandt, and biologist Talbot Scott--is convinced until Hallson is found murdered with the name Adam Hart scrawled near his dead body. Tanner, Insp. Mark Corlane's chief suspect, begins an investigation of his own and learns from Hallson's widow, Sally, that her husband had a childhood friend named Adam Hart. Although Tanner loses his job at the laboratory, he persists in his search as one by one the other members of the research group are killed off, Tanner himself barely escaping death at the hands of the mysterious force. Eventually Tanner learns that Nordlund (alias Adam Hart) is the villain, and that he hopes to conquer the world for the sake of "good." Tanner, who also possesses a superhuman brain, finally summons sufficient strength to destroy Nordlund. +

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