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Director:
Writers:
Tim Kelly (story)
Christopher Wicking (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 July 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Edgar Allan Poe probes new depths of TERROR!
Plot:
In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Vincent Price ... Lord Edward Whitman
Essy Persson ... Lady Patricia Whitman
Hilary Heath ... Maureen Whitman (as Hilary Dwyer)
Carl Rigg ... Harry Whitman

Stephan Chase ... Sean Whitman
Marshall Jones ... Father Tom
Andrew McCulloch ... Bully Boy

Michael Elphick ... Burke
Pamela Moiseiwitsch ... Maid
Joyce Mandre ... Party Guest
Robert Hutton ... Party Guest
Guy Deghy ... Party Guest

Elisabeth Bergner ... Oona (as Elizabeth Bergner)
Patrick Mower ... Roderick
Victoria Fairbrother ... Margaret Donald (witch) (as Pamela Farbrother)
Quinn O'Hara ... Maggie - witch
Jane Deady ... Naked Girl

Hugh Griffith ... Mickey
Jan Rossini ... Bess
Sally Geeson ... Sarah
Godfrey James ... Head Villager
Gertan Klauber ... Tavern Keeper
Peter Benson ... Brander
Richard Everett ... Timothy
Louis Selwyn ... Apprentice
Mickey Baker ... Rider
Carol Desmond ... Girl
Ann Barrass ... Elga
Nancy Meckler ... Villager
Hugh Portnow ... Villager

Stephen Rea ... Villager
Maurice Colbourne ... Villager
Dinah Stabb ... Villager
Tony Sibbald ... Villager
Neil Johnston ... Villager
Rowan Wylie ... Villager
Tim Thomas ... Villager
Ron Sahewk ... Villager
Maya Roth ... Villager
Philippa Howell ... Villager (as Philly Howell)
Guy Pierce ... Villager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Fielder ... Militia Man (uncredited)
Terry Martin ... Villager (uncredited)
George Oliver ... Pallbearer (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Pall Bearer (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Hessler 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tim Kelly  story
Christopher Wicking  screenplay

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer
Gordon Hessler .... executive producer
Gordon Hessler .... producer
Louis M. Heyward .... executive producer
Louis M. Heyward .... producer
Clifford Parkes .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
John Coquillon 
 
Film Editing by
Oswald Hafenrichter 
 
Production Design by
George Provis 
 
Art Direction by
George Provis 
 
Set Decoration by
Scott Slimon 
 
Makeup Department
Betty Blattner .... makeup artist
Ivy Emmerton .... hair stylist
Tom Smith .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariel Levy .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Barry Wilkinson .... props
 
Sound Department
Peter Lodge .... I.C. Mixer
Michael P. Redbourn .... sound effects editor
Kevin Sutton .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bloor .... electrician
Les Young .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dora Lloyd .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Ean Wood .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Les Baxter .... conductor
Philip Martell .... conductor: original version
 
Other crew
Zelda Barron .... continuity
Terry Gilliam .... title designer
Lynda Levy .... assistant to producer
 

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Rated R for violence and nudity
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USA:91 min
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Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Filming began October 20 1969, and the last Gothic horror role for Vincent Price.See more »
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Anachronisms: This film is set in the 16th century. But in the first scene, when the girl is branded, she opens her mouth to scream and shows a full set of teeth with amalgam fillings.See more »
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Lord Edward Whitman:H is for heretic.See more »
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12 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Not One of Price's Best, 15 October 2000

This film has one of the most depraved, heartless, cold centers of any film I have seen in a long time. None of the characters are likable. I mean you will not care what happens to anyone. They are one dimensional characterizations that embody this repulsiveness aforementioned. Even Vincent Price...typically a wonderful villain who can make you like him despite his evil ways...is nothing more than an atypical English aristocrat who kills for no reason at all. The film bears a striking resemblance to The Witchfinder General, but this and that film, although in spirit have much in common, are very, very different films. The Witchfinder General was well-written, had excellent direction, and , at least, some depth of characterization. You can tell director Gordon Hessler feels the film lacks depth because of his repeated need to show totally unerotic nudity. No fewer than six breasts can be seen in the first fifteen minutes of the film. Each pair in a different scene. Each dealt with in a style that only the Marquis de Sade could possibly enjoy. I guess I am giving this film a negative review. I was filled with disappointment after seeing it, because I had liked The Witchfinder General a great deal and love Vincent Price in almost every vehicle he appears. Price has a couple moments in the film where he sparkles, but they are unfortunately few and far between. Cry of the Banshee is really much more of a test....a test to see how much of it you can sit through without getting up and turning it off.

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