5.8/10
40
3 user 1 critic

The Devil and Miss Sarah (1971)

A notorious outlaw being escorted to prison by a homesteader and his wife turns out to have satanic powers. He uses them on the man's wife to try to possess her and help him escape.

Director:

Michael Caffey

Writer:

Calvin Clements Jr. (as Calvin Clements)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A damaged privateer deserts the Spanish Armada and makes land for repairs near a village on the British coast, terrorizing the local inhabitants.

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, John Cairney
The Ambushers (1967)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Secret agent Matt Helm must battle foreign spies and a rogue nation's exiled ruler in order to recover a hijacked U.S. government experimental flying saucer.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Dean Martin, Senta Berger, Janice Rule
Gumshoe (1971)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Nightclub comedian Eddie Ginley fulfills his Dashiell Hammett love by putting an ad in the paper as a private eye.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay
Breakout (TV Movie 1970)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A prison inmate comes up with a plan to break out in order to be near his wife--and also the $50,000 in stolen cash for which he was originally imprisoned.

Director: Richard Irving
Stars: James Drury, Red Buttons, Kathryn Hays
The Man and the City (1971–1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

Thomas Acala is the longtime mayor of a rapidly growing city in Southwest United States. He handles the constant challenges with the help of his chief aide Andy Hays and secretary Marian Crane.

Stars: Anthony Quinn, Mike Farrell, William Schallert
Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie 1972)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The meanest villain in the West falls for a pretty schoolteacher and tries to change his ways, but a determined (and egomaniacal) singing sheriff is out to capture him.

Director: Jerry Paris
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Henry Gibson
Missing (1982)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron
The Swimmer (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A man spends a summer day swimming as many pools as he can all over a quiet suburban town.

Directors: Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule
3 Women (1977)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two roommates/physical therapists, one a vain woman and the other a mysterious teenager, share a bizarre relationship.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule
Director: Gary Clarke
Stars: James Drury, Roberta Shore, Gary Clarke
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Gene Barry ... Rankin
Janice Rule ... Sarah Turner
James Drury ... Gil Turner
Slim Pickens ... Stoney
Charles McGraw ... Marshal Duncan
Donald Moffat ... Appleton
Logan Ramsey ... Holmes
Edit

Storyline

A notorious outlaw being escorted to prison by a homesteader and his wife turns out to have satanic powers. He uses them on the man's wife to try to possess her and help him escape.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Western

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El diablo y la señora Sara See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Style Over Substance Horror Western
3 July 2006 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

This compares with Garden Of Evil (1954) as one of the great style over substance westerns of all time!

The style comes from the carefully spoken words of Gene Barry ("The Devil") as he questions Miss Sarah. Gene's bitchy lines to the farmer are also a standout, the viewer really feels that there is something a bit off about Mr Barry, but no violence or bad language here, this is a class act all the way.

More style comes from the atmosphere charged score than resembles music done by the late Leith Stevens. And let us not forget the location filming in the desert!

The story does not amount to a hill of beans, but who cares, not since Irwin Allen can I think of a production that did such a good job of making something out of nothing.

This is outstanding and Gene Barry's finest work.

Please don't send me emails requesting a copy of this rare TV movie, it screened in Australia in the early 1990s and has not been seen since...maybe The Devil got it?


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed