The Pit and the Pendulum

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961, USA) is a Horror film directed by Roger Corman.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1961 | Color
  • Running Time: 80 Min.
  • Production Co: Alta Vista Productions
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (1961) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Roger Corman
  • Written by Richard Matheson, Edgar Allan Poe
  • Starring: Vincent Price, John Kerr, Barbara Steele, Luana Anders, Antony Carbone, Patrick Westwood
  • Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Roger Corman, James H. Nicholson
  • Original Music by Les Baxter
  • Cinematography by Floyd Crosby
  • Film Editing by Anthony Carras

Also Known As

  • El Pozo y el péndulo (Argentina / Venezuela)
  • Brønden og pendulet (Denmark)
  • Le Chambre des tortures (France)
  • Dödspendeln (Sweden)
  • Das Pendel des Todes (Germany)
  • Kuilu ja heiluri (Finland)
  • El Péndulo de la muerte (Spain)
  • Il Pozzo e il pendolo (Italy)
  • Le Puits et le pendule (France) (informal literal title)


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