Reviewed by Scott Murdock
Rating: 6.5 Beans
oddy McDowall ("Planet of the Apes") stars as Arthur Pimm, a questionably gay assistant mueseum curator of a London art museum who keeps the corpse of his dead mother in his apartment for no reason that really has anything to do with the movie. When a museum warehouse burns down destroying everything except a statue called the Golem (Alan Sellers in his only film role), the statue becomes the latest exhibit at the museum. A few mysterious deaths later, Pimm realizes that the statue is commiting the murders and that Pimm himself holds the key to controling the statue. Naturally Pimm uses the statue to kill just the right people for him to get a promotion to curator. He also uses the statue to destroy a bridge in a useless attempt to win the affection of Ellen Grove (Jill Haworth, "In Harm's Way"), his beautiful secretary. Unfortunately his plans are hampered by the arrival of Jim Perkins (Paul Maxwell, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"), a handsom American with plans to buy the Golem and marry Ellen and take them both back to New York. Pimm and the Golem kidnap Ellen and the deceased Mamma Pimm (who has since been taken to the morgue by police) to a sweet old woman's castle where the military finally decides that the best solution to the situation is to drop an atomic bomb on the castle. Of course, since the Golem could be controlled only by Pimm, all the military would have ever really needed to do is just shoot Pimm to render the Golem harmless. Oh well, too late.
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