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Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)

A new school teacher learns that the previous teacher was killed by his pupils, and he fears the same will happen to him.

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Cast

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Douglas Wilmer ...
Headmaster
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Cary Farthingale (as Anthony Haygarth)
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Silvia Ebony
Hamilton Dyce ...
Barbara Lott ...
Donald Gee ...
Stretton
David Jackson ...
Clackworth
Hubert Rees ...
Blisterine
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Tom Morris ...
Richard Gill ...
Borby
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Bungabine
Nicholas Hoye ...
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A new school teacher learns that the previous teacher was killed by his pupils, and he fears the same will happen to him.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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November 1971 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Compañeros del crimen  »

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Trivia

Very similar in plot and storyline to Sidney Lumet's " Child's Play" which was released the following year. See more »

Quotes

[John Ebony's first day teaching. The students are taking turns reading from a history book]
Wittering: [faintly] hypotenuse... hypotenuse... hypotenuse
John Ebony: Who's that muttering?
Wittering: Me, sir.
Lipstrob: He can't help it, sir.
Cuthbun: He says 'hypotenuse' all the time, sir.
Ankerton: He likes the word.
Aggeridge: Mr. Pelham said he was 'hypotenus-ed' by it, sir!
[general laughter]
John Ebony: Stop it! Very well, you've had ample warning. This form will kept in on Saturday afternoon from 2:30.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, when the names of actors playing the schoolboys appear they are listed in alphabetical order according to the character's surname. This is so as to resemble the class's register. The character of 'Zigo' appears at the very end but as he never appears in the film, instead of an actor being credited, it merely says "Zigo....Absent". See more »

Connections

Version of Theatre 625: Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1965) See more »

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Angel Voices Ever Singing
(uncredited)
Music by Edwin Monk
Words by Francis Pott
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A brilliant Film
9 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have been scratching my head for years trying to remember the name of this brilliant film and now I have found it. It definitely deserves another outing, I saw it years ago, it scared me witless then but I would love to see it again.

It reminded my of my days at boarding school although thankfully not quite so gruesome.

The pace of the terror is kept up throughout the film and I have kept an eye out for it hoping that one day it will be shown again.

It has not happened yet but maybe one day someone will dig it out of the vaults dust it off and give it another showing. It is an extremely well made film.

Very well worth watching and I give it my own rating of 100 out 10 !!! It has been made the way "terror films" ought to be made, in the style of "Hammer Films" and "House Of Horror".

Incidentally Roy Skeggs, who produced the "Hammer House of Horror" films in the 1980's later went on to buy the remains of the original defunct production company.


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