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Ritual of Evil (1970)

A psychiatrist investigates the death of one of his patients, a young heiress.

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

Robert Presnell Jr., Richard Alan Simmons (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Louis Jourdan ... David Sorell
Anne Baxter ... Jolene Wiley
Diana Hyland ... Leila Barton
John McMartin ... Edward Bolander
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Harry Snowden
Belinda Montgomery ... Loey Wiley
Carla Borelli ... Aline Wiley
Georg Stanford Brown ... Larry Richmond
Regis Cordic ... The Sheriff
Dehl Berti Dehl Berti ... Mora
Richard Alan Knox Richard Alan Knox ... Hippie
Johnny Williams ... Newscaster
Jimmy Joyce Jimmy Joyce ... 1st Reporter
James LaSane James LaSane ... 2nd Reporter
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A psychiatrist investigates the death of one of his patients, a young heiress.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Next Time, My Love See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Leila Barton: David, I knew we were old souls meeting together for a second time. We must stay together now.
David Sorell: We can't.
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Featured in Svengoolie: Ritual of Evil (1998) See more »

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Psychiatrist battles a cult of satanists
19 January 2006 | by garrardSee all my reviews

Due to the ratings success of the TV-movie "Fear No Evil" a year earlier, Universal decided to bring back demon-fighting David Sorell (Louis Jourdan) and have him deal with a sinister cult of devil-worshippers among the "beautiful people" of southern California. Chief among those are Academy Award winner Anne Baxter, John McMartin, and Diana Hyland (the beloved older paramour of the then twenty-something John Travolta). Wilfred Hyde-White, Jourdan's friend from the first film, returns in this one, while "The Rookies" Georg Stanford Brown is on hand as an artist with connections to the cult.

I recall that there was much uproar when the film aired because its conclusion left many viewers confused and disappointed in the resolution of the storyline.

This was especially disappointing for those of us that thought the first film was so well done.

Perhaps, this is the reason why there wasn't a third in the series.


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