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The Devil's Widow ()

The Ballad of Tam Lin (original title)
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Based on an ancient Scottish folk song, an older woman uses witchcraft to keep her young jet-set friends.

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Michaela Cazaret
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Tom Lynn
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Elroy
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Vicar Julian Ainsley
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Janet Ainsley
David Whitman ...
Oliver
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Miss Gibson
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Rose (as Sinead Cusack)
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Georgia
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Caroline
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Sue
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Alan
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Vanna (as Pamela Farbrother)
Rosemary Blake ...
Kate
Michael Bills ...
Michael
Virginia Tingwell ...
Lottie
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Guy
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Andy
Julian Barnes ...
Terry
Norman Oliver ...
Peter
Salena Jones ...
Herself
Jannice Dinnen ...
Second Coven (as Jan Dinnen)
Andrew Grant ...
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Don Hawkins ...
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Linda Marlowe ...
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Michael Mundell ...
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Yvonne Quenet ...
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Erika Raffael ...
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Jocelyne Sbath ...
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Christopher Williams ...
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John Bawden ...
Kip

Directed by

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Roddy McDowall

Written by

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William Spier ... (original screenplay)
 
Robert Burns ... (poem "The Ballad of Tam Lin") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Jerry Gershwin ... executive producer
Denis Holt ... associate producer
Elliott Kastner ... executive producer
Alan Ladd Jr. ... producer
Stanley Mann ... producer
Anthony B. Unger ... executive producer
Henry T. Weinstein ... executive producer

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Stanley Myers

Cinematography by

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Billy Williams

Film Editing by

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John Victor Smith

Editorial Department

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Peter Hollywood ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Donald M. Ashton ... (as Don Ashton)

Art Direction by

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John Graysmark

Costume Design by

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Pierre Balmain
Beatrice Dawson

Production Management

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Colin M. Brewer ... production manager (as Colin Brewer)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Beale ... second unit director
Kip Gowans ... assistant director

Art Department

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Alan Tomkins ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Don Challis ... dubbing editor
Bill Daniels ... sound recordist
Gordon K. McCallum ... sound mixer / sound recordist
Graham V. Hartstone ... sound assistant (uncredited)
John Hayward ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Gus Lloyd ... boom operator (uncredited)
Steve Pickard ... assistant boom operator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Keith Hamshere ... still photographer
David Harcourt ... camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eileen Sullivan ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Stanley Myers ... conductor
David Vorhaus ... composer: electronic music (as Kaleidophon)

Other crew

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Penny Daniels ... continuity
Doreen Landry ... publicist (uncredited)
Tina Simmons ... stand-in (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Based on the ancient Scottish ballad "Tam Lin" (one of it's many titles), the plot concerns an aging, beautiful woman who uses her wealth (and occasionally, witchcraft) to control a decadent pack of attractive young people she surrounds herself with. But when her latest young stud falls for the local vicar's daughter, she vows revenge. Written by phillindholm

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Taglines She drained them of their manhood - and then of their LIVES! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Games and Toys (United Kingdom)
  • The Devil's Widow (United States)
  • La viuda del diablo (Spain)
  • Sapore di donna (Italy)
  • The Ballad of Tam-Lin
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  • 106 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Film critic Roger Ebert states in his review of this film that he interviewed director Roddy McDowall who said that he made it because he wanted to make a tribute to Ava Gardner, and that the movie was a gesture of love. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Tam Lin See more »

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