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The Maze

The Maze(1953)

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The film opens with a scene in the Scottish castle during which the servant "William" discovers that his master has died. The scene jumps to a year later, and the character "Edith Murray" addresses the camera, relating that the preceding event led to her experiences at the castle. She then begins her recollections about the previous year. Although the film was shot and released in 3-D, the viewed print was flat. A Hollywood Reporter news item notes that The Maze was Allied Artist Productions' first 3-D production. A February 5, 1953 Hollywood Reporter news item noted that designs by artist Salvador Dali were to be used for the production, but they were not in the released film. Maurice Sandoz's 1945 novel The Maze, on which the film is based, featured illustrations by Dali. The Variety review noted that the film marked Veronica Hurst's American feature debut.