The Mind of Mr. Soames

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The Mind of Mr Soames
"The Mind of Mr. Soames" (1970).jpg
Directed by Alan Cooke
Produced by Max Rosenberg
Milton Subotsky
Written by John Hale
Edward Simpson
Based on novel by Charles Eric Maine
Starring Terence Stamp
Nigel Davenport
Robert Vaughan
Music by Michael Dress
Cinematography Billy Williams
Edited by Bill Blunden
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970) is a British film directed by Alan Cooke and starring Terence Stamp, Robert Vaughn and Nigel Davenport.[1]

Based on Charles Eric Maine's 1961 novel of the same name, it tells the story of a thirty-year-old man (John Soames) who has been in a coma since a brain injury during birth. Now revived, he shows the behavior of a child and is monitored by two doctors attempting to find out if he can be rehabilitated in the adult world.

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The film was an attempt by Amicus Productions to branch into the non-horror field. (They had also tried to option the rights to Flowers For Algernon but been unable to secure them.) The large budget was provided by Columbia Pictures.[2]


The film was a failure at the box office.[2]


  1. ^ BFI Database entry
  2. ^ a b Ed. Allan Bryce, Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood, Stray Cat Publishing, 2000 p 48

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