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The Hellfire Club (1961)

Years after fleeing his ancestral home with his mother, Jason returns home to claim his birthright, only to find his way blocked by his evil cousin Thomas. In order to reclaim his title, ... See full summary »

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (story), Jimmy Sangster (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Michell ... Jason Caldwell
Adrienne Corri ... Lady Isobel
Peter Cushing ... Mr. Merryweather
Peter Arne ... Thomas - Earl of Netherden
Kai Fischer ... Yvonne
David Lodge ... Timothy
Bill Owen ... Martin
Miles Malleson ... Judge
Martin Stephens ... Jason Junior
Jean Lodge Jean Lodge ... Lady Netherden
Francis Matthews ... Sir Hugh Manning
Desmond Walter-Ellis Desmond Walter-Ellis ... Lord Chorley (as Desmond Walter Ellis)
Denis Shaw ... Sir Richard Benlow
Tutte Lemkow ... Higgins
Rupert Osborne Rupert Osborne ... Thomas Junior
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Years after fleeing his ancestral home with his mother, Jason returns home to claim his birthright, only to find his way blocked by his evil cousin Thomas. In order to reclaim his title, Jason must do battle with his cousin, who calls upon the members of the deadly Hellfire Club to stop him. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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[print ad] Her body was her membership card in THE HELL FIRE CLUB

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Adventure

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Trivia

Embassy Pictures released this film in the US in 1963, often on the bottom half of a double-bill with Embassy's ZULU. However, they exhibited THE HELLFIRE CLUB in black-and-white. See more »

Goofs

The real Hellfire Club was a group of 18th century aristocrats dedicated to the violation of local virgins. See more »

Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'U' rating. All cuts were waived in 2012 when the film was granted a '12' certificate for home video. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Demonlover (2002) See more »

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Disappointing
3 January 2020 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I was expecting a film related to the title,instead of turned out to be a swashbuckler with little swash and a lot of buckle.A good cast,decent production,marred by a poor script and badly staged fights.Just compare the climatic fight on the staircase with that between Flynn and Rathbone in Robin Hood and you will get the idea.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pokoltüze klub See more »

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Production Co:

New World Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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