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Cry of the Banshee -- In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to destroy the lord's family.

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Director:
Writers:
Tim Kelly (screenplay)
Tim Kelly (story)
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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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Haunting film, radiant female cast See more (35 total) »

Cast

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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
Micky Baker ... Rider (as Mickey Baker)
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)
Dido Plumb ... Villager (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Pall Bearer (uncredited)

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

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer
Gordon Hessler .... executive producer
Gordon Hessler .... producer: US release prints
Louis M. Heyward .... executive producer: US release prints
Louis M. Heyward .... producer
Clifford Parkes .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter (composer) (US version)
Wilfred Josephs 
 
Film Editing by
Oswald Hafenrichter 
 
Art Direction by
George Provis 
 
Set Decoration by
Scott Slimon 
 
Makeup Department
Betty Blattner .... makeup artist
Ivy Emmerton .... hair stylist
Tom Smith .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Salvatore Billitteri .... post-production supervisor: US version
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariel Levy .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Bill Miller .... construction manager
Barry Wilkinson .... props
 
Sound Department
Peter Lodge .... dubbing mixer
Michael P. Redbourn .... dubbing editor (as Michael Redbourn)
Kevin Sutton .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Coquillon .... lighting cameraman
Les Young .... camera operator
Peter Bloor .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dora Lloyd .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Ean Wood .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Les Baxter .... conductor: US version
Philip Martell .... conductor
Al Simms .... music supervisor: US version
 
Other crew
Zelda Barron .... continuity
Terry Gilliam .... title designer
Lynda Levy .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Erik Karsen Puhm .... commentary (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and nudity (DVD re-rating)
Runtime:
91 min | 87 min (edited version)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R18+ | Iceland:16 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R (DVD re-rating) | USA:GP (certificate #22540) (original rating) | West Germany:16 | West Germany:Not Rated (BPjM restricted)

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Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996.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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Bully boy:[to Maggie] We can make you die a minute every day for a year.See more »
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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Haunting film, radiant female cast, 3 November 2003
Author: Dan1863Sickles from Troy, NY

Granted that the story line is fuzzy, the ending nasty, and Vincent Price as cheesy and over the top as ever. But the fact remains that the female leads in this confused mess are radiant. Hillary Dwyer in particular is the perfect English rose -- demure, yet oozing understated sex appeal as the headstrong, cheerfully promiscuous aristocrat who knows her own mind and doesn't mind getting her petticoats dirty in romping with the servants. The dismally depressing ending and the garbled, incoherent script make this movie difficult to watch all the way through, but Hillary Dwyer and Essy Pearson are both luminous and compelling enough to make it worth an occasional viewing.

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