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In “Mr. Tompkins Learns the Facts of Life”, Mr. Tompkins learns about biology. In a wild and entertaining dream, his creator, author George Gamow, sends him through his own blood steam to investigate how his body really functions. Professor Igor Gamow and legendary filmmaker, Stan Brakhage, made the film “Mr. Tompkins Inside Himself” based on George Gamow’s book. The film includes an introduction by George Gamow, himself.

  1. Stan Brakhage

    Director, Writer

  2. George Gamov


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  1. Don Weygandt

    Mr. Tompkins

  2. Robert Benson

    Dr. Streets

  3. Aldine Weygant

    Mrs. Tompkins

  4. Elfriede Gamov

    A Nurse

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Mr. Tompkins Inside Himself


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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 1960


Original Language English

Runtime 0h 42m

Budget -

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