1964 Certificate: u


Tommy Kirk, one of Disney's biggest child stars after Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog and The Swiss Family Robinson, takes the title role of a teenage boffin who bites off more than he can chew. Smarter than the average college kid, Merlin invents a machine that enables him to hear other people's thoughts. But his newfound powers land him in all sorts of trouble - with the law, his classmates and a clutch of unsavoury chimp-nappers.


  • Robert Stevenson


  • Tommy Kirk

  • Annette Funicello

  • Leon Ames

  • Stuart Erwin