The Devil's Own

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Devil's Own (1966, UK) is a Horror film directed by Cyril Frankel.


Main Details

  • Released in 1966
  • Color
  • Running Time: 90 Min.
  • Distributed by 20th Century Fox
  • Directed by Cyril Frankel
  • Written by Nigel Kneale & Nora Lofts
  • Starring Joan Fontaine, Kay Walsh, Alec McCowen, Ann Bell, Ingrid Boulting, John Collin
  • Produced by Anthony Nelson Keys
  • Music by Richard Rodney Bennett
  • Cinematography by Arthur Grant
  • Edited by Chris Barnes, James Needs

Also Known As

  • The Witches
  • Der Teufel tanzt um Mitternacht


A British schoolteacher (Joan Fontaine) travels to Africa to work as a missionary. She has a nervous breakdown after being exposed to witchcraft during a rebellion led by witch doctors. Returning to England to recover, she is hired by wealthy siblings Alan and Stephanie Bax (Alec McCowen and Kay Walsh) to become head teacher of the small private school in their rural village. Gwen soon detects a sinister undercurrent beneath the pleasantries of the village life, starting with Alan's admission that he is not really a priest. Soon more suspicious events occur, including the reappearance of a missing doll without its head. She also becomes suspicious of the way the villagers are treating Linda Rigg, a 14-year-old girl (Ingrid Boulting). Her investigations point to witchcraft. (Wikipedia)

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