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These Are the Damned (1962)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Working title was "On the Brink." See more »

Goofs

A shadow of a crew member can be seen moving after King shoots the soldier in the lab. See more »

Quotes

Freya Neilson: You know, someone once told me, that when a bureaucrat wants to keep his job, he stamps everything 'Top Secret.' Is that true?
Bernard: [Coyly] It's probably true, sometimes.
Freya Neilson: I... hate your secrets, Bernard.
Bernard: [Suddenly very hesitant] Freya, if I were to tell you... even a little *bit* about... what you call my 'secrets,'... I might be condemning you to death. Please trust my judgement.
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Connections

Featured in The World of Hammer: Sci-Fi (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Leather Rock
(uncredited)
Music by James Bernard
Lyrics by Evan Jones
Arranged by Douglas Gamley
Sung by the gang in the opening sequence
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Just a few word about this little gem of a film
4 December 1999 | by (MERSEYSIDE,ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

I have not seen this film since about 1974 and yet I can still remember the chant of the thugs(a young Oliver Reed and Kenneth Cope of Randall and Hopkirk(My partner the ghost-US)).I don't know why but this film is almost unknown and I don't think it has been shown on UK T.V for almost 25 years.I think it captures a number of issues of that time e.g youth culture,the bomb etc and it is well worth seeing.


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