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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:
Okay when I was young I saw this movie See more (69 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)

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:
Director Trademark: [William Castle] [gimmick]During its initial theatrical release, attendees were given small white cards with luminous thumbs with which to vote thumbs-up or thumbs-down.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:
Baron Sardonicus:[leading Sir Robert to the torture chamber] This castle is very old, Sir Robert. It was built in a dim age of fearful barbarity.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Homicidal (1961)See more »
Soundtrack:
Foggy, Foggy DewSee more »

FAQ

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Okay when I was young I saw this movie, 4 November 2000
Author: smidget28 from USA

And it scared the hell out of me.

The face is just too smiley for even the cheeriest of folks.

I was scared out of my wits by this black and white movie...most adults would probably find funny. So, decide for yourself.

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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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