It! (1966)

UK, 1966
97m, 2660.29 metres
35mm film, “filmed in Eastmancolor”
mono, English

A British horror film directed by Herbert J. Leder.

Plot Summary

Arthur Pimm, a museum curator, discovers and revives a living statue of the legendary Golem. The creature goes on the rampage, killing off Pimm’s enemies in an orgy of destruction before taking on and levelling Hammersmith Bridge before the authorities decide to resort to nuclear weapons to stop it.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: Herbert J. Leder
© MCMLXVI [1966] by Gold Star Productions Limited
Seven Arts Productions present a Gold Star production
Executive Producer: Robert Goldstein *
Produced by: Herbert J. Leder
Associate Producer: Tom Sachs
Original Story and Screenplay by: Herbert J. Leder
1st Assistant Director: Bill Snaith
Continuity: Doreen Soan
Director of Photography: Davis Boulton
Camera Operator: Ronnie Maasz
Film Editor: Tom Simpson
Music Composed by: Carlo Martelli
Musical Director: Philip Martell
Sound Mixer: Kevin Sutton
Sound Editor: Jim Roddan
Westrex Recording System
Wardrobe: Mary Gibson
Make-up: Eric Carter
Hairdresser: Mary Sturgess
Art Director: Scott MacGregor
Filmed at Merton Park Studios, London, England and on location at The Imperial War Museum

Cast
Roddy McDowall ([Arthur] Pimm)
Jill Haworth (Ellen [Grove])
Paul Maxwell ([Jim] Perkins)
Aubrey Richards ([Professor] Weal)
Ernest Clark ([Harold] Grove)
Oliver Johnston (Trimingham)
Noel Trevarthen (Inspector White)
Ian McCulloch ([Detective] Wayne)
Richard Goolden (old man)
Dorothy Frere (Miss Simpson)
Tom Chatto (captain)
Steve Kirby (Ellis)
Russell Napier (boss)
Frank Sieman (workman)
Brian Haines (Joe Hill)
Mark Burns (1st officer)
Raymond Adamson (2nd officer)
Lindsay Campbell (policeman)
John Baker (guard)
Alan Sellers as the golem

Alternative Titles

Anger of the Golem
Curse of the Golem
Der Golem lebt!
– West Germany

References

Periodicals

  • Castle of Frankenstein no.13 p.63

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.254
  • Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008 by Bruce G. Hallenbeck p.215 – credits
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.163-64, 380
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.225
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.91-92 – illustrated credits, review
  • Kine Yearbook 1969 p.115
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.71
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.224; 227 – credits; still
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.244-245
  • Trashfiend: Disposable Horror Fare of the 1960s & 1970s Volume One by Scott Stine pp.30-33 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956-1976 by Gary A. Smith p.136
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.40-43 – illustrated review (by Pedro de Queiroz)
  • X-Cert: The British Independent Horror Film: 1951-1970 by John Hamilton pp.174-177; 238