This film, with no dialogue at all, follows a psychotic young woman's nightmarish experiences through one skid-row night.
- Adrienne Barrett as The Gamin
- Bruno VeSota as Rich Man (as Bruno Ve Sota)
- Ben Roseman as Law Enforcer / Father
- Richard Baron as Evil One
- Ed Hinkle as Butler (as Edward Hinkle)
- Lucille Rowland as Mother (as Lucille Howland)
- Jabbie VeSota as Flower Girl (as Jebbie VeSota)
- Fath Parker as Nightclub Dancer
- Gayne Sullivan as Wino
- Shorty Rogers as Shorty Rogers (as Shorty Rogers and His Giants)
Dementia was shot in the studio in Hollywood and on location in Venice, California. Prodcution, including editing, ended in 1953.
Dementia is perhaps most famous for its appearance in The Blob (1958), where it is the movie palying in the movie theater when the Blob strikes.
The film has been compared to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) as being a portait of an insane mind from the "inside out".
In 2015 the rock band Faith No More used edited footage from Dementia to create to create a video for their song "Separation Anxiety."
- United States
- December 22, 1955 (U.S.)
Dementia Trailer Officer.
Dementia was reception 1955.
- Dementia at the Internet Movie Database
- Dementia (1955 film) at Wikipedia
- Dementia at AllMovie
- Dementia at Rotten Tomatoes
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