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Legend of the Werewolf (1975)

A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous... See full summary »

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Professor Paul
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Maestro Pamponi
Roy Castle ...
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Etoile
Stefan Gryff ...
Max Gerard
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Christine
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Chou-Chou (as Renée Houston)
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Tiny
Mark Weavers ...
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Boulon
Hilary Farr ...
Zoe (as Hilary Labow)
Elaine Baillie ...
Annabelle
Michael Ripper ...
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A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous, overprotective crush on a prostitute, leading him to attack her client, incurring a pursuit by a determined police surgeon. Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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A Tyburn Tale of Terror

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27 March 1978 (Turkey)  »

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Plague of the Werewolves  »

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The characters of Prof. Paul (Peter Cushing) and the photographer (Roy Castle) do not feature in the first draft of the storyline. See more »

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At c. 23 minutes the freshly opened champagne has negligible fizz when it is poured. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Paul: He's all right; he won't harm you, but you musn't reject him!
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Out of the Vault
19 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Legend of the Werewolf is a classic tale of the "wolf-man".

Legend of the Werewolf should come "out of the vault" and back in circulation of good horror films to watch! I feel this movie is a must see among those of us interested in lycanthropy.

Peter Cushing is at his finest in this film! Cushing's role as Prof. Paul the corner playing detective is reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes (which he played in a 1964-68 TV series). He is one of the main attractions in this movie outside of the werewolf Etoile.

I think the special effects were great for an older film. The acting and the costuming is superb and an interesting story to go with it all.

The red filter on the camera lens actually enhances the film - giving it a terrifying look and feel to the action.

For me, the most gut-wrenching scene is when Etoile was forced to beat the wolves... it was like he was made to kill his own family.

The ending was very sad. All Etoile wanted was some help for his condition - Prof. Paul was willing to give him all the help he was able to give. I will say no more as I do not want to spoil the ending for those who have not seen the film.

8/10


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