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These Are the Damned (1963)
"The Damned" (original title)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror  -  7 July 1965 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Macdonald Carey ...
Simon Wells
Shirley Anne Field ...
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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Legal and illegal criminality. An American tourist with a boat is robbed by a gang of teenager boys, assisted by the leader's sister. But soon afterward she jumps to the victim's boat to escape her brother's incestuous jealousy. The couple fly together and is hunted by the entire gang. Both happen to enter high-classified military territory. There might be a third and atomic world war, after which no ordinary man could survive. But now and then children are born who are "naturally" radio-active and have cold blood. They might survive in the post-war world and carry on mankind. They are fetched and brought to an underground construction where they are educated by TV. They are told that they are on a space ship moving toward the earth, which they should eventually colonize. This military project seems to be a failure because of a high mortality among the children. - The military soon finds the gang. The couple finds the children and tries to help them to escape. This situation will ... Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

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

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2.35 : 1
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Although submitted to the BBFC in 1961 the UK release was held back by almost a year after director Joseph Losey delayed making a requested censor cut which showed King beating Wells with his umbrella. Losey eventually made the cut and the film was released in 1963. See more »

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

Quotes

Bernard: I live with one fact. A power has been released that will melt these stones. We must be ready when the time comes.
Freya Neilson: You really believe it's going to happen, don't you?
Bernard: Certainly! There's absolutely no question.
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Referenced in The Bloodiest Show on Earth: Making Vampire Circus (2010) See more »

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Black Leather Rock
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Music by James Bernard
Lyrics by Evan Jones
Arranged by Douglas Gamley
Sung by the gang in the opening sequence
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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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