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And Soon the Darkness (1970)

Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust?

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Robert Fuest

Writers:

Brian Clemens (original story), Terry Nation (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pamela Franklin ... Jane
Michele Dotrice ... Cathy
Sandor Elès ... Paul
John Nettleton ... Gendarme
Clare Kelly Clare Kelly ... Schoolmistress
Hana Maria Pravda ... Madame Lassal (as Hana-Maria Pravda)
John Franklyn John Franklyn ... Old Man
Claude Bertrand Claude Bertrand ... Lassal
Jean Carmet ... Renier
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Storyline

Jane and Cathy, two English women in their early twenties, are on a cycling tour. While traveling in rural France, they begin to disagree about the route. Cathy would prefer to take things in at a leisurely pace, while Jane is trying to stick to strict schedule. After arguing, they part ways. When her friend fails to rejoin her, Jane begins to worry and returns to the last place she saw her. Cathy has vanished. Alone and with a limited knowledge of French, Jane doesn't know who to trust as she frantically searches for her missing friend. Written by L. Hamre

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WE PROMISE...you haven't been so terrified since "Psycho"! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

9 April 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...és hamarosan a sötétség See more »

Filming Locations:

Jargeau in Loiret, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Systems)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

(at around the 8 minute mark) When the man is watching the two girls cycling past him on the road, the camera and camera operator can clearly be seen reflected in his sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Cathy: Why don't you go, just go!
Jane: Yes, I think I will! I think I'll do just that!
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Connections

Remade as And Soon the Darkness (2010) See more »

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Great build up
30 January 2003 | by stevelenSee all my reviews

I first saw this film in the mid 70's one night when I was babysitting.I found it thrilling and deliciously scary.There's something very natural about the girls performances.A shame Pamela Franklin retired from acting some years ago. Great to see it on DVD.Have to get a copy!.It pops up now and then on late night tv.Well worth a look.


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