Eye of the Devil (1966)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Catherine de Montfaucon
Philippe de Montfaucon
Jean-Claude Ibert
Countess Estell
Emlyn Williams ...
Alain de Montfaucon
Dr. Monnet
Michael Miller ...
Donald Bisset ...
Pauline Letts ...
Robert Duncan ...
Jacques de Montfaucon
Suky Appleby ...
Antoinette de Montfaucon


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 Mattias Thuresson

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Release Date:

July 1966 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

13  »

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(Westrex Recording System)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the official film debut of Sharon Tate; in the opening credits, it says "and introducing Sharon Tate" See more »

Crazy Credits

The Turner print has the main title as "Eye of the Devil" but the ending credit lists the title as "13". See more »


Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) See more »

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Perfect sixties late night movie !
23 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film is like the dream sixties movie I never saw! It´s as if I made up a list of what I love in a movie and it was fulfilled!

I hadn´t ever heard of the film before even with its countless sixties stars. It´s pretty good too! Wonder why it isn´t well known and why it wasn´t a hit when it first came out. There´s so much going for it : First, it´s a mystery set in huge french castle in (then) present time. The amazing black and white photography, every picture is thought out and beautiful in its own right. And the suspence! At times the film is genuinely exciting like when the lady is surrounded by the hooded beings in the woods.

There are alot of things in the film that remind you of Polanski´s "Rosemary´s Baby". "Eye of the Devil" came out before so Polanski must have seen it and been influenced. Maybe that´s where he first caught sight of lovely Sharon Tate who is stunningly beautiful and good actress too.

The film also has such sixties stars as David Niven, David Hemmings (sooo beautiful) and Deborah Kerr who is very good as the heroine but a bit uninteresting. Apparently Kim Novak was to have had the part but got injured during filming and thus replaced. She might not be as good an actress as ms. Kerr but could have brought more glamour and camp value to the film. It is a bit confusing and you get used to the editing but see it if you can!

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