The Witches

The Witches

Joan Fontaine
Director: Cyril Frankel Cast: Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
, Kay Walsh
Kay Walsh
, Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
Cyril Frankel

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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This film was a pet project of Joan Fontaine, based on a novel by Peter Curtis. It was her last feature film. Fontaine stars as teacher Gwen Mayfield, who is in charge of a missionary school in Africa. A witch doctor puts a curse on her, and she has a nervous breakdown. Returning to England, she takes a job running a small rural school. In the village, there is an active voodoo cult. They have targeted a young woman named Linda (Ingrid Brett), whom they plan to offer as a virgin sacrifice. The cult members are led by journalist Stephanie Bax (Kay Walsh), whom Mayfield discovers is the head witch. Mayfield's student Ronnie Dowsett (Martin Stephens) is being harassed by the cult to keep him from protecting Linda, his girlfriend. This British production was titled The Devil's Own in the U.S. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/2019
UPC: 0826663197266
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 26,546

Special Features

NEW audio commentary with filmmaker Constantine Nasr and author/filmmaker Ted Newsom; Hammer Glamour; Theatrical trailer; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Fontaine Gwen Mayfield
Kay Walsh Stephanie Bax
Alec McCowen Alan Bax
Ann Bell Sally
Gwen Ffrangcon Davies Granny Rigg
Ingrid Brett Linda
John Collin Dowsett
Michele Dotrice Valerie
Duncan Lamont Bob Curd
Leonard Rossiter Dr. Wallis
Martin Stephens Ronnie Dowsett
Carmel McSharry Mrs. Dowsett
Viola Keats Mrs. Curd
Shelagh Fraser Mrs. Creek
Bryan Marshall Tom

Technical Credits
Cyril Frankel Director
Chris Barnes Editor
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
Arthur Grant Cinematographer
Peter Hahne Producer
Anthony Nelson Keys Producer
Nigel Kneale Screenwriter
Philip Martell Musical Direction/Supervision
Don Mingaye Art Director
James Needs Editor
Bernard Robinson Production Designer

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