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Curse of the Demon ()

Night of the Demon (original title)
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American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell.

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John Holden
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Joanna Harrington
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Doctor Karswell
Maurice Denham ...
Professor Harrington
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Mrs. Karswell
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Mark O'Brien
Reginald Beckwith ...
Mr. Meek
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Lloyd Williamson
Peter Elliott ...
Kumar
Rosamund Greenwood ...
Mrs. Meek
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Rand Hobart
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Inspector Mottram
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Detective Simmons
Peter Hobbes ...
Superintendent
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Chemist (as Charles Lloyd-Pack)
John Salew ...
Librarian
Janet Barrow ...
Mrs. Hobart (deleted from US print)
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Farmer (deleted from US print)
Lynn Tracy ...
Air Hostess (deleted from US print)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clare Asher ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Michelle Aslanoff ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Hyma Beckley ...
Scientific Conference Audience (uncredited)
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1st Reporter (uncredited)
The Blake Twins ...
Minor Roles (uncredited)
Daniel Brown ...
Demon (uncredited)
Shay Gorman ...
Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
John Harvey ...
Hobart's Brother (uncredited)
Irene Hollis ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Walter Horsbrugh ...
Bates the Butler (uncredited)
Yvette Hosler ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Howell ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Anthony John ...
Child (uncredited)
Michael Peake ...
2nd Reporter (uncredited)
Anthony Richmond ...
Urchin (uncredited)
Leonard Sharp ...
Ticket Collector (uncredited)
Robert Brooks Turner ...
Hobart Family Member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jacques Tourneur

Written by

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Charles Bennett ... (screenplay) and
Hal E. Chester ... (screenplay)
 
M.R. James ... (story "Casting the Runes") (as Montague R. James)
 
Cy Endfield ... () (uncredited)

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Frank Bevis ... producer
Hal E. Chester ... executive producer

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Clifton Parker

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Edward Scaife ... director of photography (as Ted Scaife)

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Michael Gordon

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Robert Lennard ... (casting)

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Ken Adam

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Betty Lee ... hair stylist

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R.L.M. Davidson ... production manager

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Basil Keys ... assistant director

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Peter Glazier ... assistant art director

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Arthur Bradburn ... sound recordist
Charles Crafford ... dubbing editor

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George Blackwell ... special effects
Reg Johnson ... special effects
S.D. Onions ... special effects photography
Wally Veevers ... special effects
Bryan Langley ... special effects (uncredited)

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Jack Cooper ... stunts (uncredited)

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Muir Mathieson ... conductor

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Eddie Frewin ... unit driver (uncredited)

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Pamela Gayler ... continuity
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Plot Summary

Dr. John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader Julian Karswell. Holden is a skeptic and does not believe in Karswell's power. Nonetheless, he accepts an invitation to stay at Karswell's estate, along with Joanna Harrington, niece of Holden's confidant who was electrocuted in a bizarre automobile accident. Karswell secretly slips a parchment into Holden's papers that might possibly be a death curse. Recurring strange events finally strike fear into Holden, who believes that his only hope is to pass the parchment back to Karswell to break the demonic curse. Written by Rick Gregory

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Taglines Who will be the next in line to defy the curse? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Curse of the Demon (United States)
  • Rendez-vous avec la peur (France)
  • La noche del demonio (Spain)
  • La maledicció del diable (Spain, Catalan title)
  • De vloek der demonen (Netherlands)
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Trivia Jacques Tourneur never planned to show the monster, but to leave it instead to the audience's imagination. However, the studio insisted that the monster be shown, and added it in post-production, allegedly without Tourneur's consent, approval or involvement. "The scenes where we really see the demon were shot without me. All except one: I shot the sequence in the woods where Andrews is pursued by this sort of cloud. [Tourneur himself in Midi-Minuit Fantastique 5.65] + It should have been unveiled bit by bit without it ever really being shown." [in Cinefantsatique; '73.] See more »
Goofs When Dr. Holden meets Joanna Harrington at the funeral, she says she needs to talk to him. He suggests that they meet at his hotel that night. She agrees and leaves. At no point did Holden tell her which hotel or room he was staying in. The next scene, she arrives at his hotel room. There is no evidence that the newspapers reported where he was staying, so how did she find which hotel without his help? London does have more than one hotel. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sorcerers (1996). See more »
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Quotes Professor Harrington: It's in the trees! It's coming!
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