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The Witches ()


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Following a horrifying experience with the occult in Africa, a schoolteacher moves to a small English village, only to discover that black magic resides there as well.

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Gwen Mayfield
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Stephanie Bax
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Alan Bax
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Sally Benson
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Linda Rigg (as Ingrid Brett)
John Collin ...
Dowsett
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Valerie Creek
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Granny Rigg (as Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies)
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Bob Curd
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Dr. Wallis
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Ronnie Dowsett
Carmel McSharry ...
Mrs. Dowsett
Viola Keats ...
Mrs. Curd
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Mrs. Creek
Bryan Marshall ...
Tom
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yemi Goodman Ajibade ...
Mark (uncredited)
Kitty Atwood ...
Mrs. McDowall (uncredited)
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Mr. Glass (uncredited)
Robert Charig ...
Schoolboy (uncredited)
Harold Coyne ...
TV Repairman (uncredited)
Roy Desmond ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
Prudence Hyman ...
Stephanie's Maid (uncredited)
Lizbeth Kent ...
First Villager (uncredited)
Artro Morris ...
Porter (uncredited)
Willie Payne ...
Adam (uncredited)
Charles Rea ...
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Ken Robson ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Brian Todd ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Don Vernon ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Mark (uncredited)
Terry Williams ...
Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Cyril Frankel

Written by

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Nigel Kneale ... (screenplay)
 
Norah Lofts ... (novel "The Devil's Own") (as Peter Curtis)

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Anthony Nelson Keys ... producer

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Richard Rodney Bennett

Cinematography by

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Arthur Grant

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Chris Barnes

Editorial Department

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James Needs ... supervising editor
Tony Lenny ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Irene Lamb

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Bernard Robinson

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Don Mingaye

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George Partleton ... makeup artist
Frieda Steiger ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Charles Permane ... production manager

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David Tringham ... assistant director
Terence Churcher ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Christopher Neame ... third assistant director (uncredited)

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Kenneth Ryan ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Feliks Sergejak ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Roy Hyde ... sound editor
Ken Rawkins ... sound recordist
Charles Wheeler ... boom operator (uncredited)

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Peter Diamond ... stunts (uncredited)

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Cecil Cooney ... camera operator (as Cece Cooney)
Eddie Collins ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Tom Edwards ... still photographer (uncredited)
David Harcourt ... camera operator (uncredited)
Bob Jordan ... focus puller (uncredited)

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Molly Arbuthnot ... wardrobe supervisor
Harry Haynes ... wardrobe master

Music Department

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Philip Martell ... musical supervisor

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Anne Deeley ... continuity
Denys Palmer ... choreographer
Maureen White ... production secretary (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

An English school missionary assigned in an African village has a run in with the local witch doctor and suffers a nervous breakdown. After recovering back in England she takes a job teaching in a small country town hoping to make a new start for herself. All goes well at first, until she starts to hear some disturbing stories about the town. She soon discovers the town is home to a coven of witches and they plan to sacrifice a local girl in one of their rituals. Written by Kevin Steinhauer

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Taglines WHAT DO "THE DEVIL'S OWN" DO AFTER DARK? See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Devil's Own (United States)
  • Pacte avec le diable (France)
  • Les sorcières (France)
  • Las brujas (Spain)
  • Az ördög maga (Hungary)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia Joan Fontaine reportedly purchased the film rights to Norah Lofts' novel (written under the nom-de-plume of Peter Curtis) and brought the project to Hammer. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Wicked Women (1994). See more »

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