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Frozen Alive

A scientist is accused of murdering his wife after he experiments on himself during cryogenic research.
Frozen Alive
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 17 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Frank Overton, a famous scientist is on the verge of prolonging human life and conquering disease through his experiments with cryogenics. Unable to find a human volunteer to undergo the freezing process, he prepares to use himself as a human guinea pig. After he is placed in suspended animation, police discover his unfaithful wife's dead body and accuse the scientist of murder. Comatose in a chamber of ice, Overton is unable to defend himself and emerges to find his own life in jeopardy. Part science fiction and part murder mystery, Frozen Alive was one of a handful of movies directed by renowned cinematographer Bernard Knowles, whose best works include Hitchcock's 39 Steps, Young and Innocent, Secret Apart, Sabotage and Jamaica Inn. His later work as director includes Spaceflight IC-1 (1965) and The Beatles' television film Magical Mystery Tour (1967).

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Scientist Frank Overton (Mark Stevens) is experimenting with cryogenics in an effort to prolong human life and obliterate disease. Unable to find a person willing to allow their body to be frozen, he puts his own body through the process. After police find the dead body of his wife, Overton becomes the prime suspect, even though he is in a frozen coma and can't defend himself. This sci-fi murder mystery was directed by cinematographer Bernard Knowles, who helmed Hitchcock's 39 STEPS, YOUNG AND INNOCENT, and SABOTAGE, among others. He would later direct the Beatles' MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR.

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Rating 2.0 You'll be frozen too . . .from boredom! Movie Lover: from Benson, AZ -- April, 20, 2004

Germany is famous for adapting the novels of Edgar Wallace into some rather decent mystery movies. It spawned a subgenre known as "Krimi" ("Crime") movies. FROZEN ALIVE is roughly 90% krimi and 10% science fiction but the two genres do not merge very well.
Ohio born actor Mark Stevens is a scientist dedicated to proving his theory of being able to freeze living people and then thaw them out safely. He is working closely with assistant Marianne Koch. In fact they are together so often that Stevens' wife (Delphi Lawrence) suspects the two are having an affair. Actually they are not but it would be no surprise if they did; Ms. Lawrence has no interest in her husbands career and seems to have a glass of whiskey surgically attached to her right hand. One night she even crashes into the laboratory waving a gun. Sadly this possible plot enhancer goes nowhere since she is simply picked up by her disgusted husband and carried out.
Mark decides to volunteer himself to be frozen but soon after he goes into the deep freeze his wife is found murdered. Did he do it and take this way out to escape justice? Then again maybe it was the reporter who had been dating Ms. Lawrence on the sly? Or maybe it was . . .someone else! But who? Alas, this movie is so ploddingly directed who won't much care.
The cast is quite good. American born actor Mark Stevens did lots of work in Europe. His final film was LA FURIA DEL HOMBRE LOBO (1972).
Marianne Koch is best remembered by international audiences for A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS. Walter Rilla had a 40 year career in movies and was the father of Wolf Rilla who directed the 1962 classic VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. Delphi Lawrence is one of those "Hey isn't that what's-her-name?" character actresses who stays in your mind even though her roles were usually small.


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