The Abominable Dr Phibes | 1971

Directed by: Robert Fuest

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Main Plot

Doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar Anton Phibes seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for the death of his wife.


  • Vincent Price plays Dr. Anton Phibes, a vengeful and deranged organist seeking revenge on the doctors he holds responsible for his wife's death.
  • Joseph Cotten's character in The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a detective trying to solve the mysterious murders committed by Dr. Phibes.
  • Hugh Griffith's character in The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a fellow doctor who aids the protagonist in his quest for revenge.

Ending Explained

In the climax of "The Abominable Dr. Phibes," the titular character, Dr. Anton Phibes, is confronted by Inspector Trout. Phibes attempts to escape but is ultimately caught in a trap set by Trout. As the police close in, Phibes activates a mechanism that causes his house to collapse, seemingly killing him. However, it is revealed that Phibes had already escaped, leaving behind a wax replica of himself. The movie ends with Phibes driving away, his fate unknown.

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