Vineyard owner marquis Philippe de Montfaucon is called back to his castle Bellenac because of another dry season. He asks his wife and children to remain in Paris, but they still come ...
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Vineyard owner marquis Philippe de Montfaucon is called back to his castle Bellenac because of another dry season. He asks his wife and children to remain in Paris, but they still come after him. His wife Catherine de Montfaucon soon discovers that her husband is acting mysteriously and that his employees are following old pagan rituals that call for the life of the marquis himself to save the crops. Written by
This film spent a long time on the shelf. Filming was completed in the early part of 1966, but its American release was not until late 1967, and its British one not until the Spring of 1968. David Hemmings made this film before his breakthrough role in "Blow-Up", and it is quite possible that the great (and unexpected) popularity of that film was what finally pushed MGM into releasing this one. Many commented with surprise on the smallness of Hemmings's role - it is likely that his special billing (along with that of Sharon Tate) was an afterthought to disguise the fact that they had supporting parts. Although this film was supposed to launch Tate, she had, because of its protracted shelf-life, already been seen in "Don't Make Waves", which she had made subsequently. That film has a special "introducing" credit for her as a result. See more »
The Turner print has the main title as "Eye of the Devil" but the ending credit lists the title as "13". See more »
Good cast, good director (J. Lee Thompson)...so what went wrong? Despite a sumptuous production and handsome locales, thriller about an ancient French estate needing a human sacrifice to restore life to the dying grape vineyards is frantic and confusing. The editing is such a hodgepodge, it's as though the negative got crammed into a blender. How else to explain the total lack of character content, the muddled continuity, or the perplexing plot itself? Also referred to as "13", the title-switcheroo proved unlucky for everyone, maybe most especially Sharon Tate (who does look gorgeous and has one neat scene where she changes a toad into a dove). Tate wanders through the film in a passive fog, and is later the victim to a whip-snapper; she gets an 'introducing' credit here, just as she did for 1967's "Don't Make Waves", though neither film is memorable nor uses her adequately. Poor miscast David Niven has nasty bags under his eyes, and his repartee with old friend Deborah Kerr (brought in after Kim Novak was either let go or dropped out) has no nuances--they seem like strangers. ** from ****
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