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The Deadly Bees (1966)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  April 1967 (UK)
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Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanna Leigh ...
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Catherine Finn ...
John Harvey ...
Thompson
Michael Ripper ...
David Hawkins
Anthony Bailey ...
Compere
Tim Barrett ...
Harcourt
James Cossins ...
Coroner
Frank Forsyth ...
Doctor
Katy Wild ...
Doris Hawkins
Greta Farrer ...
Sister
Gina Gianelli ...
Secretary
Michael Gwynn ...
Dr. George Lang
Maurice Good ...
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Pop singer Vicki Robbins collapses from exhaustion while shooting the 1960's equivalent of a music video, and her physician prescribes a respite on Seagull Island with colleague and bee-keeper, Ralph Hargrove. Vicki finds the Hargroves' bitter marital strife oddly relaxing. But when a mysterious swarm of specially bred attack bees starts killing island residents, Vicki fights for her survival, setting fire to nearly half the structures on the island in her escape. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Hives of horror! - Excited by the smell of fear, they inflict their fatal stings!


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Trivia

Widely considered the first killer bee film ever made. See more »

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When Doris is chased through the woods by the bees, it is a grey overcast day, yet the close up shots of the hovering swarm feature a bright blue sky without a cloud in sight See more »

Quotes

Mary Hargrove: The dog's meat, have you seen it?
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Referenced in Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (2000) See more »

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Stop the Music
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Written by Milton Subotsky and Clive Westlake
Performed by Suzanna Leigh (dubbed by Elkie Brooks)
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No! No! Not the bees! Not the bees! Aaaauuugh! My eyes!
6 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nah, it's not *that* bad.

It's dated. It's got cheesy special effects. It's got questionable science. It's as predictable a plot as if you were given a road-map in advance. But as long as you can shift your brain into neutral, you'll enjoy this fun little 80min romp on Seagull Island.

It's a War Of The Beekeepers, one surly, and the other crazy. Amazingly, the crazy one taunts the cops with threats to unleash his killer bees on people. Now, on a small island with few beekeepers, how silly is that? Proof, perhaps, that the villain *is* in fact crazy. Intelligent, yes, but still crazy.

Granted, this flick probably makes for better watching after having a few pints of stout, but it's not absolutely necessary.

All in all, I'd give it 6/10 for the entertainment value.


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