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Legend of the Werewolf (1975)

A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous... See full summary »

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writer:

Anthony Hinds (as John Elder)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Professor Paul
Ron Moody ... Zoo Keeper
Hugh Griffith ... Maestro Pamponi
Roy Castle ... Photographer
David Rintoul ... Etoile
Stefan Gryff Stefan Gryff ... Max Gerard
Lynn Dalby Lynn Dalby ... Christine
Renee Houston ... Chou-Chou (as Renée Houston)
Marjorie Yates Marjorie Yates ... Madame Tellier
Norman Mitchell ... Tiny
Mark Weavers Mark Weavers ... Young Etoile
David Bailie ... Boulon
Hilary Farr ... Zoe (as Hilary Labow)
Elaine Baillie Elaine Baillie ... Annabelle
Michael Ripper ... Sewerman
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A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous, overprotective crush on a prostitute, leading him to attack her client, incurring a pursuit by a determined police surgeon. Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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A Tyburn Tale of Terror

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Trivia

The characters of Prof. Paul (Peter Cushing) and the photographer (Roy Castle) do not feature in the first draft of the storyline. See more »

Goofs

At c. 23 minutes the freshly opened champagne has negligible fizz when it is poured. See more »

Quotes

Maestro Pamponi: He's a boy and an animal... He's a wolf boy, that's what he is!
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References The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) See more »

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An all around highly enjoyable werewolf tale
8 July 1999 | by Smokey-13See all my reviews

As a collector of the horror genre I always try and seek out some of the rarest titles I can find, so you can imagine my delight when I came across this seldom seen werewolf yarn at my local flea market. Not only is it no longer available for distribution but it had Peter Cushing's name in the credits! That's reason enough for me to purchase it. The story centers around a young boy named Etoile, whose parents were slaughtered by wolves when he was a baby. The wolves then took it upon themselves to raise Etoile as one of their own. Years later a traveling sideshow stumbles upon Etoile in the forest and they take him along as an attraction for their show dubbing him "wolf boy". As Etoile grows into a man he finds that some unusual characteristics have come along with his adulthood, especially when the moon is full. The rest of the movie details Etoile's obsession with a prostitute he has fallen in love with. When her clients turn up brutally murdered the police start a full investigation. Who will turn up as the guilty party? You'll have to watch the movie to find out and believe me it's worth tracking down. Outstanding performances from Peter Cushing as a coroner who tries to play detective and track down the killer, and Ron Moody as a sleazy and truly creepy zookeeper that Etoile works for. This British werewolf flick is probably now long forgotten and in my opinion deserves to be rescued from obscurity. With names like Peter Cushing and Freddie Francis attached to it, how can you resist?


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1978 (Turkey) See more »

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