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The Maze (1953)

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The hero of The Maze turns out to be a giant frog, but that's hardly the most unbelievable aspect of this one-of-a-kind melodrama. It all begins when Scotsman Gerald McTeam (Richard Carlson) is called away to his ancestral mansion just before his marriage to Kitty (Veronica Hurst). Several weeks pass before it dawns on Kitty and her aunt Mrs. Murray (Katherine Emery, who narrates the film) that Gerald may not be coming back. The two women head to the mansion, where Gerald refuses to see them. The household servants likewise refuse access to Kitty and her aunt, but the two women intend to get to the bottom of the mystery, the solution of which seems to be somewhere in the huge maze in the rear of the castle. And that's all that can be revealed without giving the game away. Lensed in 3D, The Maze was one of two fascinating fantasy films directed in 1953 by production designer William Cameron Menzies: the other was Invaders from Mars.

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Cast

Richard Carlson
as Gerald MacTeam
Veronica Hurst
as Kitty Murray
Katherine Emery
as Mrs. Murray
Michael Pate
as William
John Dodsworth
as Dr. Bert Dilling
Hillary Brooke
as Peggy Lord
Lillian Bond
as Mrs. Dilling
Lilian Bond
as Mrs. Dilling
Robin Hughes
as Richard Roblar
Clyde Cook
as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for The Maze

All Critics (2)

...this is a singularly slow "horror" mystery in 3-D, with a sinister Scottish castle as its locale.

October 23, 2019 | Full Review…

A moronic but entertaining horror/sci fi film.

September 8, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Maze

If you can get past the ridiculous premise and some crude special effects this isn't half bad. A clever combination of suspense, science fiction and herpetology.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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A movie that started off great & kept you in suspense wanting to find out what the secret was that Gerald & his servants were trying to hide.When you do find out what it was they're trying to hide be prepared to be shocked & not in a good way.You'll probably either laugh or be like that's it!?

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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