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These Are the Damned (1963)

The Damned (original title)
An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children.

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Cast

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Simon Wells
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Joan
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Freya Neilson
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Bernard
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King
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Major Holland
Brian Oulton ...
Mr. Dingle
Kenneth Cope ...
Sid
James Villiers ...
Captain Gregory
Tom Kempinski ...
Ted (as Thomas Kempinski)
Barbara Everest ...
Miss Lamont
Allan McClelland ...
Mr. Stuart (as Alan McClelland)
James Maxwell ...
Mr. Talbot
Rachel Clay ...
Victoria
Caroline Sheldon ...
Elizabeth
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Storyline

The middle-aged American Simon Wells sails in his boat to Weymouth and stumbles with the twenty year-old Joan on the street. He believes that she is a prostitute but she is actually part of a scheme of a motorcycle gang to rob tourists. Simon is brutally beaten up by her brother King and his gang. The policemen find the wounded Simon and take him to a bar to recover, where he meets the military Bernard and his mistress Freya Neilson. On the next morning, Joan challenges King and meets Simon in his boat, and King and his gang hunts Simon down. Joan and Simon spend the night together in an isolated house and on the morning, they are located by the gang. They try to flee and stumble in a top-secret military facility managed by Bernard. They are helped by children and brought to their hideout in a cave. King falls in the sea while chasing the couple and is also helped by a boy and brought to the same place. Soon Joan finds that the children are cold as if they were dead. What is the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Come At Your Own Risk ... If You Come Alone! See more »


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7 July 1965 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Notable early appearance of Oliver Reed. See more »

Goofs

(at around 38mins) When Neilson wrestles King to the ground, a person's shadow (cameraman?) can be seen to move on the ground next to them. See more »

Quotes

Simon Wells: How old are you, Victoria?
Victoria: I'm 11. We're all 11. We all have our birthdays the same week.
Simon Wells: How long have you been here?
Victoria: We've been here always.
Simon Wells: What about your parents? Don't they come to see you?
Victoria: Oh, we were hoping you were our parents.
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Featured in The World of Hammer: Sci-Fi (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock 'n' Roll Boogie
(uncredited)
Music by Frank Barcley (i.e. Bent Fabricius-Bjerre)
Chappell Recorded Music Library
Heard in the amusement arcade scene
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'A future influence'
14 March 2005 | by (uk) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this film for a very long time,but would love to do so again.Most of the previous commentators have pretty much covered the film,several comparing it to 'A clockwork orange',but I can see another possible connection between the two films;the actual dress imagery of the two gangs is rather similar,as I recall(bowler hats in both,an umbrella aka Oliver Reed,& a large stick with Malcolm McDowell, plus rather uniform clothing).These 'looks' seem to me surrealist in style,maybe suggesting a link of mindless violence to mindless conformity,and I wonder if this less well known(now)film influenced 'A clockwork orange'?


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