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Nathan Juran (story)
Nathan Juran (screenplay)
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Release Date:
January 1961 (UK) See more »
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A Monster created from the depths! See more »
Plot:
People are mysteriously disappearing near a remote Cornish village, where a scientist is experimenting with reviving the dead. | Add synopsis »
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The Candle of His Lust Burned Brightest In The Grave! See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Kieron Moore ... Dr. Peter Blood

Hazel Court ... Nurse Linda Parker
Ian Hunter ... Dr. Robert Blood, Peter's Father
Kenneth J. Warren ... Sgt. Cook
Gerald Lawson ... Mr. G. F. Morton (as Gerald C. Lawson)
Fred Johnson ... Tregaye
Paul Hardtmuth ... Prof. Luckman
Paul Stockman ... Steve Parker, Linda's Husband
Andy Alston ... George Beale the Tunnel Expert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruth Lee ... Girl (uncredited)
John Romane ... Hanson (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sidney J. Furie 
 
Writing credits
Nathan Juran (story) (as Jerry Juran)

Nathan Juran (screenplay) (as Jerry Juran)

James Kelley (adaptation) (as James Kelly) and
Peter Miller (adaptation)

Produced by
George Fowler .... producer
David E. Rose .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Buxton Orr 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Dade (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Antony Gibbs 
 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor  (as Scott Macgregor)
 
Costume Design by
Dulcie Midwinter 
 
Makeup Department
Helen Penfold .... hair stylist
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Buddy Booth .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Comfort .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William Galter .... sound mixer
Fred Ryan .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (as Leslie Bowie)
Peter Neilson .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas Roeg .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dulcie Midwinter .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical director
 
Other crew
Gladys Reeve .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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USA:92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Candle of His Lust Burned Brightest In The Grave!, 28 December 2010
Author: irearly from United States

Pretty straight forward little thriller, one I've always wanted to see, that interestingly makes a monster out of a doctor who wants to do heart transplants! And this was about 4 or 5 years before it actually happened for real! I wonder how Christiaan Barnard felt about that! OK I just checked the first heart transplant was 1967.

Dr. Blood himself is pretty over the top not hesitating to sacrifice the useless and unworthy to further his pursuits.

It's close and a little clammy when down in the mine tunnels but the location work is good and I want to add my praises for Hazel Court who is too attractive for her role. There's a great bit in the first two minutes. She's a nurse and when the village Dr drives up she runs over to help with his packages. He loads her up with an armful of five or six boxes then wanders off to jaw with the locals. Pretty funny bit no matter how you parse it from a period or contemporary perspective.

I wouldn't recommend it. It's OK of its kind but the ending, which the whole movie builds up to, is ludicrous and let's all the steam out of the slowly, but effectively, developed tension.

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