The Pit and the Pendulum (1964)
"Le puits et le pendule" (original title)

TV Short  -   -  Short | Horror
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 55 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

, (story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 257 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Pit and the Pendulum (1964– )

The Pit and the Pendulum (1964– ) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Pit and the Pendulum.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie
Le vampire (1945)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A short look at the vampire bat sucking blood from a guinea pig.

Director: Jean Painlevé
Stars: Max Schreck
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A microscopic view of liquid crystals morphing into various shapes.

Director: Jean Painlevé
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Anna, twenty-seven, married to building contractor Eric, refuses to live in his wake. Craving independence, she can exist through the art gallery she runs, but isn't this occupation a mere ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Astruc
Stars: Annie Girardot, Daniel Gélin, Christian Marquand
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The life of a great city (Paris) from dawn until dusk, including the beautiful and the ragged, the rich and the poor, with little or no comment (intertitles) from the director, Cavalcanti (whose first film this was).

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Stars: Blanche Bernis, Nina Chousvalowa, Philippe Hériat
The Margin (1967)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

About people who live by the margins or Rio Tietê, in São Paulo, Brazil.

Director: Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias
Stars: Mário Benvenutti, Valeria Vidal, Bentinho
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Maurice Ronet ...
Le condamné à mort
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 January 1964 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Pit and the Pendulum  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Camera-Stylo
5 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

In this short based on the famous Poe Novel "the pit and the pendulum" ,Alexandre Astruc applies his "the camera is a pen" theory as he perhaps never did in his feature films .Unlike Roger Corman's contemporary version ,it's the short novel and only the short-novel.Apart from the wardens,in the first five minutes,there is only one actor on the screen:Maurice Ronet with his voice over.

The "political" "historical" context is very vague probably because Poe knew that the word " Inquisition" meant "torture" "horror" and "terror" for the readers who could imagine anything when man's cruelty knew no bounds:hence the improbable cell with two different tortures :the waiting is the hardest thing.The prisoner tied to his straw mattress who sees the pendulum getting closer to his heart is filmed with a great virtuosity.One can regret that the noise of the swinging should be spoiled by a female choir for a short while.

Maurice Ronet's voice is perfect and conveys despair,exhaustion,terror or hope with conviction.The actor loved Edgar Allan Poe:short before his death he transferred to the screen (MTV) several of his short stories including "the gold-bug" .


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Pit and the Pendulum (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?