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The Black Torment (1964)

A lord returns to his manor with his new wife, to hear rumors that he had already secretly returned and had committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot?
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Sears ... Lady Elizabeth Fordyke
John Turner ... Sir Richard Fordyke
Ann Lynn ... Diane
Peter Arne ... Seymour
Norman Bird ... Harris
Raymond Huntley ... Colonel John Wentworth
Annette Whiteley Annette Whiteley ... Mary
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... Black John (as Francis de Wolff)
Joseph Tomelty ... Sir Giles Fordyke
Patrick Troughton ... Ostler - Regis
Roger Croucher Roger Croucher ... Apprentice - Brian
Charles Houston ... Jenkins
Derek Newark Derek Newark ... Coachman - Tom
Kathy McDonald Kathy McDonald ... Kate (as Kathy MacDonald)
Jack Taylor Jack Taylor ... Soldier
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A lord returns to his manor with his new wife, to hear rumors that he had already secretly returned and had committed several murders. Has he lost his mind, or is something dark afoot?

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Terror Creeps From the Fringe of the Fear to the Pit of Panic See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1965 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Estate of Insanity See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The last film of Joseph Tomelty. See more »

Alternate Versions

Cut by the BBFC for its 1964 and 1970 UK cinema release. These cuts seem to have persisted into all home video releases since, albeit with the rating reducing from X, AA, 15 down to 12. See more »

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Typical sixties Horror
1 November 1998 | by magpie-5See all my reviews

Sir Richard Fordyce returns to his home after staying in London with his newly married wife. Upon his arrival the people of his estate greet him rather strangely. As it turns out while Fordyce has been away people have sworn that they have seen him at his home, there have also been several young women who have been killed. Fordyce also sees ghostly figures on the grounds of his estate. Is Fordyce slowly going mad or is there something more sinister at play.


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