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Cry of the Banshee
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22 July 1970 (USA) See more »
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Vincent Price ... Lord Edward Whitman
Essy Persson ... Lady Patricia Whitman
Hilary Heath ... Maureen Whitman (as Hilary Dwyer)
Carl Rigg ... Harry Whitman

Stephan Chase ... Sean Whitman

Marshall Jones ... Father Tom
Andrew McCulloch ... Bully Boy

Michael Elphick ... Burke
Pamela Moiseiwitsch ... Maid
Joyce Mandre ... Party Guest

Robert Hutton ... Party Guest

Guy Deghy ... Party Guest

Elisabeth Bergner ... Oona (as Elizabeth Bergner)

Patrick Mower ... Roderick

Victoria Fairbrother ... Margaret Donald (witch) (as Pamela Farbrother)

Quinn O'Hara ... Maggie - witch
Jane Deady ... Naked Girl

Hugh Griffith ... Mickey

Jan Rossini ... Bess
Sally Geeson ... Sarah
Godfrey James ... Head Villager
Gertan Klauber ... Tavern Keeper

Peter Benson ... Brander
Richard Everett ... Timothy

Louis Selwyn ... Apprentice
Micky Baker ... Rider (as Mickey Baker)
Carol Desmond ... Girl
Ann Barrass ... Elga
Nancy Meckler ... Villager
Hugh Portnow ... Villager

Stephen Rea ... Villager
Maurice Colbourne ... Villager
Dinah Stabb ... Villager

Tony Sibbald ... Villager
Neil Johnston ... Villager
Rowan Wylie ... Villager
Tim Thomas ... Villager
Ron Sahewk ... Villager
Maya Roth ... Villager
Philippa Howell ... Villager (as Philly Howell)
Guy Pierce ... Villager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Fielder ... Militia Man (uncredited)
Terry Martin ... Villager (uncredited)
George Oliver ... Pallbearer (uncredited)
Dido Plumb ... Villager (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Pall Bearer (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Hessler 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tim Kelly  screenplay
Tim Kelly  story
Christopher Wicking  screenplay

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer
Gordon Hessler .... executive producer
Gordon Hessler .... producer: US release prints
Louis M. Heyward .... executive producer: US release prints
Louis M. Heyward .... producer
Clifford Parkes .... associate producer
Original Music by
Les Baxter (composer) (US version)
Wilfred Josephs 
Film Editing by
Oswald Hafenrichter 
Art Direction by
George Provis 
Set Decoration by
Scott Slimon 
Makeup Department
Betty Blattner .... makeup artist
Ivy Emmerton .... hair stylist
Tom Smith .... makeup artist
Paul Engelen .... assistant make-up (uncredited)
Production Management
Salvatore Billitteri .... post-production supervisor: US version
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariel Levy .... assistant director
Art Department
Bill Miller .... construction manager
Barry Wilkinson .... props
Sound Department
Peter Lodge .... dubbing mixer
Michael P. Redbourn .... dubbing editor (as Michael Redbourn)
Kevin Sutton .... sound mixer
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Coquillon  (as Lighting Cameraman)
John Coquillon .... lighting cameraman
Les Young .... camera operator
Peter Bloor .... electrician (uncredited)
Micky Finch .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dora Lloyd .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Ean Wood .... assistant editor
Music Department
Les Baxter .... conductor: US version
Philip Martell .... conductor
Al Simms .... music supervisor: US version
Other crew
Zelda Barron .... continuity
Terry Gilliam .... title designer
Lynda Levy .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Erik Karsen Puhm .... commentary (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Плач Банши" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Banshî no sakebi" - Japan (imdb display title)
"De vloek van Satan" - Belgium (Flemish title)
"De vloek van de Weerwolf" - Belgium (Flemish title) (video box title)
"Der Todesschrei der Hexen" - West Germany
"El grito de la muerte" - Argentina
"El grito del espanto" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Het spook van de banshee" - Netherlands (informal literal title)
"Kravges pou skotonoun" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Les crocs de Satan" - France
"O Chorar dos Mortos" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"O Uivo da Bruxa" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Saatanan katse" - Finland (video title)
"Satana in corpo" - Italy
"Varulvens dødshyl" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Zooze-ye Sheytan" - Iran (Persian title) (imdb display title)
"Zwiastun smierci" - Poland
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Rated R for violence and nudity (DVD re-rating)
91 min | 87 min (edited version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Iceland:16 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R (DVD re-rating) | USA:GP (certificate #22540) (original rating) | West Germany:16 | West Germany:Not Rated (BPjM restricted)

Did You Know?

Wilfred Josephs composed a rejected score conducted by Philip Martell.See more »
Anachronisms: This film is set in the 16th century. But in the first scene, when the girl is branded, she opens her mouth to scream and shows a full set of teeth with amalgam fillings.See more »
Magge:I sent nightmare cats to plague the Whitmans.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Planet Terror (2007)See more »


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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Junk Food, 28 September 2002
Author: ( from Cincinnati

Like many a horror movie knock-off, Cry Of The Banshee is a hopeless mish-mash of inconsistancies; and while Vincent Price has saved many such films by his mere presence alone, he does so here almost grudgingly, as if his heart really isn't in it. At the beginning of the film, he's presented as a heartless Witchfinder General soft of fellow, but at the first sign on any real witchery he at first scoffs at it, feeling that any real proof of witchcraft might "undermine his authorty". How such a vindication of his efforts could harm his character in the eyes of the people is never explained, since he's more than willing to torture innocent villagers. Eventually he does manage to get on the real witch, Oona's bad side, however, and she curses him and all his family to die. We try to like her at this point, and sympathize with her vengeance; but she is the very Evil that Vincent has vowed to destroy. So, since both sides are evil, only the victims are innocent; and when Vince makes a last minute bid to save his daughter and escape the fate of their accursed house & name, we're left to wonder why he ever placed himself in such a position in the first place since suddenly he comes off as a caring father and nothing more... It's worth seeing, but see The Conqueror Worm first...

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