Dr. Coppelius

Dr. Coppelius (or El Fantástico mundo del doctor Coppelius) is a 1966 Spanish English-language comedy film based on the ballet Coppélia directed by Ted Kneeland and featuring Walter Slezak and Claudia Corday. Produced by Samuel Bronston, is also known as The Mysterious House of Dr. C.

Dr. Coppelius
SpanishEl Fantástico mundo del doctor Coppelius
Directed byTed Kneeland
Produced byFrank J. Hale
Ted Kneeland
Alfred J. Piccolo
Víctor M. Tarruella
Samuel Bronston
Written byCharles Nuitter
Arthur Saint-Leon
Jo Anna Kneeland
Ted Kneeland
Víctor M. Tarruella
CinematographyCecilio Paniagua
Edited byJuan Serra
Frank J. Hale Productions
Distributed byIzaro Films
Childhood Productions
Release date
December 1966
Running time
94 minutes
United States


Filming took place in Spain in late 1966.[1]


The New York Times called it a "spooky but nonthreatening confection", though it noted the title of its American release, was misleading: "Not a horror flick as one might assume, The Mysterious House of Dr. C is a respectable adaptation" of Kneeland's ballet.[2]


  1. ^ Slezak Calls His Own Shots Now Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times 4 Sep 1966: I8.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2016). "The Mysterious House of Dr. C (1976)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 31 December 2015.

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