In a Scandinavian insane asylum, murderer Salem sneaks-out at night to exact his revenge on those who he deems responsible for his predicament.

Director:

Laslo Benedek

Writers:

Guy Elmes (screenplay), Samuel Roeca (based on an original story by) (as Sam Roecca)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Max von Sydow ... Salem
Trevor Howard ... Inspector
Liv Ullmann ... Ester Jenks
Per Oscarsson ... Dr. Anton Jenks
Rupert Davies ... Mr. Clemens
Andrew Keir ... Dr. Kemp
Jim Kennedy ... Carl
Arthur Hewlett ... Pop
Hanne Borchsenius Hanne Borchsenius ... Emmie (as Hanne Bork)
Gretchen Franklin ... Mrs. Hansen
Bjørn Watt-Boolsen ... Mr. Torens (as Bjorn Watt-Boolsen)
Lotte Freddie ... Britt Torens
Erik Kühnau ... Police Doctor (as Erik Kuhnau)
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Storyline

A man named Salem escapes from an insane asylum where he was confined for an axe-murder. Falsely convicted under a plea of "guilty due to insanity", he does not plan to let his sister and her husband forget that they were responsible for the murder of a farmhand and for his cruel imprisonment in the asylum. Written by alfiehitchie

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If your skin doesn't crawl, its on too tight! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller | Horror

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was originally known as "Salem Came to Supper". See more »

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When the Inspector and Doctor are existing Salem's cell. See more »

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Dr. Kemp: Visitor for you, Salem.
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Clever thriller
24 October 1999 | by heedarmySee all my reviews

Atmospherically set in freezing Jutland, this clever revenge drama starts slowly but will grab your interest as Salem's plan unfolds. The acting is good and the film is well-handled by director Laslo Benedek. Worth a viewing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lunatic See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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