7.9/10
18
2 user 1 critic

The Devil Inside (1961)

Offbeat (original title)
| Crime | 1961 (UK)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The crooks in London know how it works. No one carries guns and no one resists the police. Then a new gang appears that go one better. They dress as police and steal from the crooks. This ... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen
Stars: Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A trio of World War 2 vets band together to search for a lost Nazi fortune.

Director: John Ainsworth
Stars: Keenan Wynn, Mai Zetterling, Ronald Howard
Night Games (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story about a man who's trying to get rid of his memories from his past. He grew up in an upperclass-family in a castle and now revisits the castle with his fioncee.

Director: Mai Zetterling
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Keve Hjelm, Jörgen Lindström
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A gitar playing traveler is on the run from a murder charge. He joins a circus, where he falls for two different women, who complicates his life.

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Pat Boone, Nancy Kwan, Mai Zetterling
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A criminal gang sets out to pull off the heist of a large army payroll.

Director: Cliff Owen
Stars: Stanley Baker, Helmut Schmid, Tom Bell
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A beautiful young European girl, Carol, is taken over by the spirit of mysterious Ayesha, queen of the lost city of Kuma. Carol is taken to Kuma to succeed the almost-immortal Ayesha as ... See full summary »

Director: Cliff Owen
Stars: John Richardson, Olga Schoberová, Edward Judd
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A doctor's already-shaky marriage is tested to an even greater extent when he has to contend with a smallpox epidemic.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Yolande Donlan
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mysterious call summons Joe Newman to Bavaria in search of the father he believed dead for 20 years.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Stanley Baker, Peter Cushing, Georgina Ward
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When Richard Hammond is blinded by an explosion, his wife Christiane is forced to reconsider her plan to leave him for another man.

Director: David Eady
Stars: John Gregson, Mai Zetterling, John Ireland
West 11 (1963)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Alfred Lynch, Kathleen Breck, Eric Portman
The Traitor (TV Movie 1959)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In wartime, an English spy must go into neutral territory to murder a fellow-Englishman who has been working for the enemy.

Director: Gerard Glaister
Stars: Mai Zetterling, Donald Pleasence, Stephen Murray
Wide Boy (1952)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The title, in British police parlance of the day, defines a petty crook whose criminal activities are minor and legal-borderline, but the title character in this film appears to stretch the... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Sydney Tafler, Susan Shaw, Ronald Howard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Layton / Steve Ross
...
Ruth Lombard
...
Johnny Hemick
...
James Dawson
Neil McCarthy ...
Leo Farrell
Harry Baird ...
Gill Hall
...
Supt. Gault
Victor Brooks ...
Inspector Adams
Diana King ...
Maggie Dawson
Gerard Heinz ...
Jake
...
J. B. Wykenham
Neil Wilson ...
Pat Ryan
Joseph Fürst ...
Paul Varna
Nan Munro ...
Sarah Bennett
Anthony Baird ...
Constable
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1961 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Devil Inside  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
an entertaining caper
21 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"To play this game", says one veteran criminal to a new recruit, "you need a cool head and an eye for angles." The same advice could apply to the art of filmmaking as well, and here's a good case in point: what could have been a routine British thriller, but with more style and intelligence than otherwise might be expected from such a familiar scenario. The new recruit is actually a spy hired by Scotland Yard to infiltrate an underground crime network, where he discovers during an elaborate jewelry heist more honor among the ring of thieves than among his fellow law enforcers. Aside from the ambiguous ending and a sometimes too relentless big city jazz score, this is first-class escapist entertainment with more than one trick up its sleeve.

...Note: the film was titled 'Offbeat' at the rare theatrical screening I attended, on the Berkeley campus way back in 1986...


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Devil Inside (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?