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Star Wars Actor Peter Cushing Filmography
  This is the Star Wars actor Peter Cushing filmography page, with pictures, video clips and dvd covers of movies TV shows and cameo appearances that he has acted in.
  Press on each title for a link to the plot summary, a thumbnail picture of that role, and links to pictures, videos, or DVD covers for that role also.
 
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) - As Baron Frankenstein
Plot Summary
- Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan, to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and 'punish' the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople.


The Evil of Frankenstein
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The Caves of Steel (1964) (TV) - As Elijah Baley
Plot Summary
- In the future New York City, the Deputy Commissioner of Police is assisted by a robot detective in solving the murder of a scientist.

 

The Gorgon (1964) - As Doctor Namaroff
Plot Summary
- When his father Professor Jules Heitz and brother Bruno die under mysterious circumstances, Paul Heitz travels to a small town to determine what is going on. It's the early 1900s and he finds villagers who are wary of strangers and apparently live in fear, particularly when there is a full moon. He hears of the legend of Megaera, a Gorgon so hideous that to look at her will turn you to stone. Of particular interest to him are Dr. Namaroff and his attractive assistant Carla Hoffman. Namaroff is obviously hiding something and is very possessive of Carla, who suffers from blackouts and memory loss. With the help of his mentor, Professor Karl Meister, Paul tries to unlock the secrets around them.


The Gorgon
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Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) - As Dr. Sandor Schreck
Plot Summary
- A horror movie with five men aboard a train who are told their macabre fates. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire; a huge plant takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand.
- Dr. Sandor Schreck (German for 'Terror') tells the passengers their fortunes by reading Tarot cards and the last card is Death. When they disembark and wonder where they are, Dr. Schreck turns around and reveals his true identity.


Dr. Terror's
House of Horrors
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She (1965) - As Holly
Plot Summary
- After doing military service in the Middle East, British archaeologist Holly, his valet and his gorgeous young friend Leo are spotted in Palestine and approached by a mysterious oriental who identified Leo by his canning likeness to the portrait on an ancient coin. An adventurous search for the lost Pharaonic city of Kuma with a map the acquired leads their hasty mini-expedition to a hidden city, where the Hellenistic age is still alive. It's ruled by the supernatural Ayesha, 'She who must be obeyed', who believes he is is the reincarnation she waited for all those centuries of Callicrates, a companion of Alexander the Great, and offers him immortality to share the throne as her eternal love, but it goes tragically wrong..
The Skull (1965) - As Doctor Christopher Maitland
Plot Summary
- An antique dealer acquires questionable artifacts, including a book on the Marquis de Sade which is bound in human skin, and plus the skull of the Marquis de Sade. As it turns out the Marquis was possessed and the possession continues long after his death. The skull influences whoever owns it, to do evil things against their free will.
- Doctor Christopher Maitland is the wealthy London antiques collector that purchases the skull, and it makes him do things he doesn't want to do, including even tually committing suicide.


The Skull
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Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) - As Dr. Who
Plot Summary
- Dr. Who is a scientist that has his new invention called the T.A.R.D.I.S. (his space and time machine that's disguised as a police telephone box) accidentally activated. With his grand-daughters, and their friend Ian in tow, they travel across the universe to a planet called Skaro. The doctor and his companions find a metal city where they get radiation poisoning and are captured by the robotic mutant Daleks. They escape and are cured by the peaceful Thal's who are also being threatened, with nuclear attack from the evil Daleks. Dr. Who convinces the Thals to attack the Daleks and stop the nuclear bomb from detonating.


Dr. Who and the Daleks
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Island of Terror (1966) aka Night of the Silicates - As Doctor Brian Stanley
Plot Summary
- A small island community is overrun with creeping, blobbish, tentacled monsters which liquefy and digest the bones from living creatures. The community struggles to fight back.


Island of Terror
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Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966) - As Dr. Who
Plot Summary
- This sequel to the first Dr. Who movie, has the Doctor and a number of his companions take their T.A.R.D.I.S. time machine to the year 2150 only to discover that the Earth has been ravaged and taken over by a race of diabolical robots known as the Daleks. Realizing that the Daleks are trying to mine the Earth's nuclear core, Dr. Who and company resolve to foil the Dalek's plan and save the future of the Earth.
- Dr. Who is a scientist that has an invention called the T.A.R.D.I.S. (space and time machine that looks like a police telephone box).


Daleks' Invasion Earth
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In Saigon, Some May Live (1967) - As John Meredith
Plot Summary
- An American diplomat enlists a double agent's wife to help him find a Vietnamese assassin.

 

Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) - As Baron Frankenstein
Plot Summary
- Another Hammer Horror film, where Baron Frankenstein revives the dead body of a disfigured girl, Christina (former Playboy centerfold Susan Denberg), who has committed suicide following the wrongful execution of her lover, Hans (Robert Morris), for murder. After restoring her beauty, the Doctor performs the mind-transference of Hans into Christine, who then takes revenge on the people who framed Hans for the crime they commited.


Frankenstein
Created Woman
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Night of the Big Heat (1967) aka Island of the Burning Doomed - As Doctor Vernon Stone
Plot Summary
- While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. The boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the Swan. Only a stand-offish visiting scientist suspects aliens are to blame. Meanwhile the new secretary to the local best-selling author is raising the temperature in her own way.


Night of the Big Heat
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The Avengers (1967) (TV Series) - As Paul Beresford
Plot Summary
- This classic series follows the adventures of John Steed (Patrick Macnee) and Emma Peel (Diana Rigg), two secret agents whose mission is to face the most mysterious and dangerous situations.
- In the episode "Return of the Cybernauts"


The Avengers
"Return of the Cybernauts"
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Torture Garden (1967) - As Lancelot Canning
Plot Summary
- A special sideshow torture exhibit has the power, according to the showman Dr. Diablo, to warn people of evil in their futures. The skeptical customers are shown the greed and violence they're hiding.


Torture Garden
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The Blood Beast Terror (1968) aka The Vampire-Beast Craves Blood - As Detective Inspector Quennell
Plot Summary
- A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his daughter when she is in her human incarnation and feeds on the blood of her victims when she is in the moth form.

 

Corruption (1968) aka Laser Killer - As Sir John Rowan
Plot Summary
- A surgeon discovers that he can restore the beauty to his girlfriend's scarred face by murdering other women and extracting fluids from their pituitary gland. However, the effects only last for a short time, so he has to kill more and more women. It is ultimately a killing spree which ends with considerable death and disaster.

 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes (1968) (TV Series) - As Sherlock Holmes in 16 episodes
Plot Summary
- The BBC commissioned a new series of adaptations in 1968. One of first British television shows to be broadcast in colour. Peter Cushing was the celebrated detective, with Nigel Stock, who had played his friend and associate Dr Watson in Sherlock Holmes (1965), reprising the role. Unfortunately, only six of the these episodes survive.

 

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) - As Doctor Baron Victor Frankenstein
Plot Summary
- When a burglar discovers Frankenstein's basement laboratory, the Baron is forced to flee to another town, where another doctor who worked successfully on brain transplant surgery has ended up in the local insane asylum. Frankenstein takes a room in the boarding house run by Anna Spengler (Veronica Carlson), who conveniently happens to be the fiancée of Karl Holst (Simon Ward), an assistant at the asylum. Pretty soon the Baron has forced the couple to assist with his monstrous plans, kidnapping Brandt so that Frankenstein can learn his secrets.


Frankenstein Must
Be Destroyed
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Scream and Scream Again (1970) aka Screamer - As Benedek
Plot Summary
- A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.


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One More Time (1970) - As Dr. Frankenstein
Plot Summary
- Follow-up to Salt and Pepper where Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr. played two very middle-aged swingers running a night spot called Salt and Pepper. This time around the two get into trouble for repeated problems and ask Lawford's lookalike brother(yes, he plays him as well) for money. Turns out he is a Lord and owns the family castle given up by Pepper so long ago. Also turns out he is involved in smuggling diamonds and is a double agent, etc... Lawford's brother is killed and Lawford as Pepper assumes his brother's role and hilarity is to ensue.

 

The Vampire Lovers (1970) - As General von Spielsdorf
Plot Summary
- Marcilla Karnstein from time to time comes back from her death sleep, and under a different name, such as Carmilla or, now, Mircalla, spreads terror in a village with her vampire powers. General Von Spielsdorf loses his nubile daughter to Mircalla, and swears revenge, with the help of expert vampire-killer Baron Hartog, and the Doctor. Eventually, they will kill the female vampire, but not before she traps a number of female lovers/victims.


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Incense for the Damned (1970) aka Bloodsuckers - As Dr. Walter Goodrich
Plot Summary
- A group of friends search for a young English Oxford student who has disappeared whilst researching in Greece. They are shocked to find that, wherever he has been, certain unsolved murders have taken place. Not believing that their friend could be the perpetrator of such acts, they press on with their search, finding him under the spell of a beautiful Vampire, whose blood-sucking methods include the use of sado-masochism. Believing they have killed her, the group return home, unaware that their friend is now a Vampire.

 

The House That Dripped Blood (1971) - As Philip Grayson (segment "Waxworks")
Plot Summary
- A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house: 1) A writer encounters a strangler of his own creation, 2) Two men are obsessed with a wax figure of a woman from their past, 3) A little girl displays an interest in witchcraft, and 4) A film actor discovers a cloak which gives him a vampire's powers.


The House That
Dripped Blood
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Twins of Evil (1971) - As Gustav Weil
Plot Summary
- Another Hammer Horror film where two identical twins arrive in the small village of Karnstein. One of them is good, the other is bad. The evil twin is initiated into a vampire cult, and a number of deaths sweep the area. The twins' guardian leads witch hunts and vows to end the threat of vampirism. The evil twin is captured and ordered to be burned, but the deadly Count Karnstein swaps the girls and it is the innocent Maria who is set to face the flames.
- Gustav Weil is the twins' uncle and a god fearing witch-hunter who hunts down young girls to burn them at the stake.


Twins of Evil
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I, Monster (1971) - As Frederick Utterson
Plot Summary
- Christopher Lee stars in this Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intavenious drugs that are suppose to release inner inhibitions. So comes forth Mr. Blake(also Lee)who gets more mostrous with each transformation(Physicaly as well as personality). Peter Cushing plays his friend and colleague, Dr. Utterson.

 

Tales from the Crypt (1972) - As Arthur Edward Grimsdyke
Plot Summary
- Five people are trapped in crypt where the crypt keeper tells them the reasons why they are there in 5 separate macabre stories titled All Through the House (starring Joan Collins), Reflections of Death, Poetic Justice, Wish You Were Here, and Blind Alleys
- The episode "Poetic Justice" tells the tale of Arthur Grimsdyke, a lonely old widower driven to suicide by Edward Elliot, his vindictive neighbour, on St Valentine's Day. One year later, he's back ripping the heart from Elliot's son James and sending it to Elliot as a macabre Valentine's gift.


Tales from the Crypt
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Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) - As Professor Van Helsing
Plot Summary
- In London 1872 - the final battle between Lawrence van Helsing and Count Dracula on top of a coach results in Dracula dying from a stake made from the remains of a wooden wheel. Lawrence dies from his wounds and, as he is buried, a servant of Dracula buries the remains of the stake by the grave and keeps a bottle of Dracula's ashes and the ring. One hundred years later, the colourful 1972, Johnny, the great-grandson of the servant joins up with a "group" containing Jessica, the grand-daughter of the present vampire hunter, Abraham van Helsing and with their unknowing help resurrect Dracula in the 20th Century who is determined to destroy the house of Van Helsing, but who can believe that The king of the Vampires really exists and is alive - in 20th Century London?.


Dracula A.D. 1972
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Fear in the Night (1972) - As Michael Carmichael
Plot Summary
- A young woman recovering from a recent nervous breakdown, moves to a boys' school with her new husband, where she meets the academy's strange headmaster and his seductive wife (Joan Collins). When the recovering newlywed is stalked and assaulted by a mysterious one-armed man, her terror escalates to madness and murder when nobody believes her. It turns out though, that one couple is using the others in an elaborate scheme to get possession of property and money.
- Michael Carmichael is the academy's strange headmaster. He is actually the victim of the movie until he turns the tables on the scheming pair and they get their just desserts.


Fear in the Night
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Asylum (1972) aka House of Crazies - As Smith
Plot Summary
- A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a suit with some highly unusual qualities, 3) a woman who questions her sanity when it appears that her brother is conspiring against her, and 4) a man who builds tiny toy robots with lifelike human heads.


Asylum
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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) - As Ship's Captain
Plot Summary
- Dr Phibes sets off for Egypt with his dead wife Victoria and the ever loyal Vulnavia at his side in search of a fabled fountain of life which might restore his beloved Victoria to life. But to do so he has to outsmart arch rival Biederbeck and his sidekick Diana who are also in country searching for the very same source of life.
- The Ship's Captain is a cameo appearance. When Ambrose goes missing, Beiderbeck shows little concern and the captain is surprised that Beiderbeck wants the search called off and the voyage resumed immediately. Dr. Phibes threw Ambrose overboard.


Dr. Phibes Rises Again
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From Beyond the Grave (1973) aka Creatures - As Antique Shop Proprietor
Plot Summary
- Anthology film from Amicus adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer (Peter Cushing) who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his customers who try to cheat him. Stories include "The Gate Crasher" with David Warner who frees an evil enity from an antique mirror, "An Act of Kindness" featuring Donald Pleasence, "The Elemental", and "The Door".


From Beyond the Grave
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Nothing But the Night (1973) aka The Resurrection Syndicate - As Sir Mark Ashley
Plot Summary
- Already three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last months, looking like suicides. However after a mysterious accident of a bus with the last three trustees and 30 orphan kids in it, police colonel Bingham starts investigating. First question is, how came that the dead bus driver is burnt when there was no fire during the accident? Dr. Ashley uses hypnosis to find the truth about the mysterious happenings.

 

The Creeping Flesh (1973) - As Emmanuel Hildern
Plot Summary
- A scientist comes to believe that evil is a disease of the blood and that the flesh of a skeleton he has brought back from New Guinea contains it in a pure form. Convinced that his wife, a Folies Bergere dancer who went insane, manifested this evil he is terrified that it will be passed on to their daughter. He tries to use the skeleton's blood to immunise her against this eventuality, but his attempt has anything but the desired result.


The Creeping Flesh
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..And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973) - As Doctor Pope
Plot Summary
- In 1795, in England, the young woman Catherine (Stephanie Beacham) moves to the house of her fiancé Charles Fengriffen (Ian Ogilvy) in the country to get married with him. When she arrives, she feels interest in the portraits of the Fengriffen family, particularly in the one of Charle's grandfather Henry Fengriffen (Herbert Lom), which seems to have a sort of evil entity possessing it. While admiring Henry's face, a severed hand attacks Catherine through the picture on the wall. Later, she gets married with Charles, beginning her journey of mystery, eerie apparitions, secrets and deaths, and having her days filled with fear and the nights with horrors in a cursed family.


And Now the
Screaming Starts!
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The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) - As Professor Lorrimer Van Helsing
Plot Summary
- It's 1974 - two years after the events in Dracula 1972. Strange things are happening - some girls are disappearing from the street and some of them are secretaries to important people. The Police and the Secret Service become interested when rich people (including a Lord) are pouring their empires into a foundation in which the boss hasn't been seen and a photograph of him doesn't produce a figure. The Inspector from D72 comes to see Van Helsing and Jessica and their investigations lead them to believe that the boss is Dracula.


Satanic Rites of Dracula
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Horror Express (1973) aka Panic in the Trans-Siberian Train - As Doctor Wells
Plot Summary
- In 1906, in China, Professor Alexander Saxton (Christopher Lee) discovers an ancient frozen fossil in the remote Province of Szechuan. He brings the remains of the being in a box to Shanghai and boards a trans-Siberian train, where he meets his acquaintance Dr. Wells (Peter Cushing). During the trip, a life force trapped in the frozen creature is released, killing and stealing the memories of the passengers.


Horror Express
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Shatter (1974) aka Call Him Mr. Shatter - As Paul Rattwood
Plot Summary
- Stuart Whitman is Shatter, an international hitman who is hiding out in Hong Kong after he has completed a contract out on an African leader. Shatter soon finds out that everyone wants him dead, including the crime syndicate, the cops and the brother of the African leader he killed. Shatter teams up with a kung fu expert (Ti Lung) to try to get the money that is owed to him. Various double crosses and fight scenes ensue.


Shatter
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Madhouse (1974) - As Herbert Flay
Plot Summary
- Horror movie actor Paul Toombes (Vincent Price), famous for playing "Dr. Death," suffers a nervous breakdown before going to England to do a TV series,and cast and crew members start dying the way characters did in Toombes' old movies and he is the prime suspect.
- Herbert Flay was an actor but is now Toombes screenwriter.


Madhouse
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The Beast Must Die (1974) - As Dr. Christopher Lundgren
Plot Summary
- Millionaire sportsman Tom Newcliffe (CALVIN LOCKHART) is readying the hunt for the biggest game of all. He has invited to his isolated mountain lodge an oddly assorted group of guests. Each has had prior connections with bizarre deaths or the eating of human flesh, and it is Newcliffe's belief that one among them - the one that will become the hunted -- is about to become a blood-crazed werewolf.
- Professor Christopher Lundgren is an expert on wolves who knows more than seems humanly possible about the habits and customs of the legendary werewolf?


The Beast Must Die
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Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974) - As Baron Victor Frankenstein / Dr. Carl Victor
Plot Summary
- Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr. Helder, who has been institutionalized for conducting such experiments.


Frankenstein and the
Monster from Hell
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