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Mr. Sardonicus
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Director:
Writers:
Ray Russell (screenplay)
Ray Russell (novel)
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Release Date:
12 February 1962 (Denmark) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A man of evil... with a face that could stop a heart! See more »
Plot:
A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Disturbing but memorable! See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ronald Lewis ... Sir Robert Cargrave

Audrey Dalton ... Baroness Maude Sardonicus

Guy Rolfe ... Baron Sardonicus / Marek Toleslawski
Oskar Homolka ... Krull (as Oscar Homolka)
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Henryk Toleslawski
Erika Peters ... Elenka Toleslawski
Lorna Hanson ... Anna
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edith Atwater ... Nurse (uncredited)
Ilse Burkert ... Second Girl (uncredited)

William Castle ... Himself (uncredited)
Constance Cavendish ... Mrs. Higgins (uncredited)
Albert D'Arno ... Gatekeeper (uncredited)
James Forrest ... Geoffery Wainwright (uncredited)
David Janti ... Janku (uncredited)
Annalena Lund ... First Girl (uncredited)
Mavis Neal Palmer ... Head Nurse (uncredited)
Charles H. Radilak ... Stationmaster (uncredited)
Franz Roehn ... Gravedigger (uncredited)
Tina Woodward ... The Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Castle 
 
Writing credits
Ray Russell (screenplay)

Ray Russell (novella "Sardonicus")

Produced by
William Castle .... producer
Dona Holloway .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Von Dexter 
 
Cinematography by
Burnett Guffey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
 
Art Direction by
Cary Odell 
 
Set Decoration by
James Crowe  (as James M. Crowe)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
R. Robert Rosenbaum .... assistant director
Leslie Gorall .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Z. Flaster .... sound
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Angel .... wardrobe
Pat Barto .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
Eylla Jacobs .... script supervisor (as Eylla Jacobus)
 

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Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:(Banned) (1961) | UK:12 | USA:TV-PG | USA:Approved (Certificate No. 19991) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
When Sir Robert first arrives at Castle Sardonicus, the castle is in view in the background. The lighted windows make the castle look like a skull.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Sir Robert attempts to shave when he is already clean-shaven to begin with.See more »
Quotes:
Krull:[noticing Sir Robert's disquiet at seeing a collection of empty picture frames] Perhaps you are puzzled by the empty frames, sir?
Sir Robert Cargrave:Yes, they do seem rather strange.
Krull:The baron is an unusual man, of unusual convictions. In such frames, ordinary men would honor the portraits of their forefathers. But the baron has disowned his forefathers in one magnificent gesture.
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Foggy, Foggy DewSee more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Disturbing but memorable!, 28 June 2005
Author: Sandra (moonchildiva-1) from United States

I saw this in the "show" when I was about 10, and seriously, I have never forgotten it. About 20 years ago, I noticed that it was on a station out of Toledo in the middle of the night, and even though I had to get up in the morning, and they had commercials every 10 minutes, I stayed up (after setting the alarm to GET UP) and watched the whole movie... I guess I am a William Castle fan, I have to admit it. (One other that still kills me is Homicidal, and woo hoo Richard Rust is in it, too, my favorite!) I play the lottery every day now, too, and that storyline about the ticket in the grave just GETS ME!! This is one odd film, like everything Castle does, but ya gotta love it!! It sticks with you, once you've seen it, you are hooked forever.

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-handedness? vl2
Why wasn't it called 'Baron Sardonicus'? mistermemory
Connection? eagle-78
My favorite 'reveal' ever! tom-2515
Impressed By Sardonicus' Perfect Diction! jack_north
replaced line in Wm. Castle's intro? albersbrian
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