The Pit and the Pendulum

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

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
  • Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Roger Corman, James H. Nicholson
  • Original Music by Les Baxter
  • Cinematography by Floyd Crosby
  • Film Editing by Anthony Carras

Plot Summary

  • In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

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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