Eye of the Devil

1967

J. Lee Thompson
Director
MGM
Studio

Wealthy Frenchman Niven is called back to the family chateau when the vineyard starts failing. Unfortunately for him, the cure for ailing grapes lies in an ancient ritual.

Interesting but unsuccesful horror film that serves as an interesting precursor to The Wicker Man. Has some remarkable moments, and a intriguing performance from Tate, but it devolves in the second half into routine. A troubled production is largely to blame--initial star Kim Novak was replaced after an accident and initial director Michael Anderson dropped out due to illness, necessitating a reshoot of nearly the entire film. Still worthy of its minor cult, and not solely to the unfortunate fate of Tate.

-Dave W.


Eye of the Devil
6th September 1967
Cinema

Not Rated

92 mins
1.66:1

Eye of the Devil
7th March 1968
Cinema



96 mins
1.66:1



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Deborah Kerr
Catherine de Montfaucon
David Niven
Philippe de Montfaucon
Donald Pleasence
Père Dominic
Edward Mulhare
Jean-Claude Ibert
Flora Robson
Countess Estell
Emlyn Williams
Alain de Montfaucon
Sharon Tate
Odile de Caray
David Hemmings
Christian de Caray
John Le Mesurier
Dr. Monnet
Michael Miller
Grandec, the Messenger
Donald Bisset
Rennard, the Butler
Pauline Letts
Marianne, the Maid
Robert Duncan
Jacques de Montfaucon
Suky Appleby
Antoinette de Montfaucon
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Frank Forsyth
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Olwen Brookes
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Nicole Shelby
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Edith Savile
Party Guest
(uncredited)
John Dunbar
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Edward Sinclair
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Colin McKenzie
Gendarme
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Ernest Clark
Police Inspector
(uncredited)
Marianne Stone
Père Dominic's Servant
(uncredited)
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Groom
Peter Avella
Villager in Procession
(uncredited)
Chris Adcock
Viilager (uncredited)
Jim Brady
Villager (uncredited)
Robin Burns
Villager
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Jimmy Charters
Villager (uncredited)
Norman Fisher
Viilager (uncredited)
Arthur Goodman
Villager (uncredited)
Hilda Green
Villager (uncredited)
Lewis Hooper
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Dickey Luck
Villager (uncredited)
George Oliver
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Dido Plumb
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Villager in Church
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Hyma Beckley
Villager in Church
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Tony Castleton
Villager in Church
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Victor Harrington
Villager in Church
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Fred Wood
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Paul Hansard
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(uncredited)
Richard Hurndall
Dr. Monnet
(replaced)
Kim Novak
Catherine de Montfaucon
(replaced-possibly still visible in long shots)
Anne Padwick
Undetermined Role
(uncredited)

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