Legend of the Witches (1970)

UK, 1970
85m, 7661 feet
35mm film, colour

A British documentary of genre interest directed by Malcolm Leigh.


A history of witchcraft in Britain.


Directed by: Malcolm Leigh
© [not given on screen]
Border Film Productions (London) Ltd. present
Produced by: Negus-Fancey
Written by: Malcolm Leigh
Assistant Director: M. Fancey [real name: Malcolm Fancey]
Assistants to Director: Marcus Adams, Christine Leigh
Lighting Cameraman: Robert Webb
Assistant Cameramen: George Forgan, Peter Willetts, Peter Birk, Keith Taylor, Roy Watford
Lighting Supplied by: Mole Richardson Ltd., G.B.S. Film Lighting Ltd., Rainbow Lighting Ltd.
Edited by: Judith Smith
Assistant Editor: Kathleen Lomas
Processed by: Rank Laboratories Ltd.
Sound Recordist: Peter O'Connor
Re-recording by: Anvil Films Ltd.

See also
Secret Rites (1971)



Daily Mail 6 March 1970
[A] documentary liberally leavened with sex. – from a review by Cecil Wilson



  • Board of Trade Journal vol.198 no.3807 (4 March 1970) p.596 – note (Registrations of British and foreign films)
  • British National Film Catalogue vol.8 1970, pp. 74 – credits
  • Films in London vol.2 n19 (22 February 1970) p.76 – review
  • Kine Weekly no.3255 (28 February 1970) p.29 – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.37 no.435 (April 1970) p.87 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Today's Cinema no.9782 (24 February 1970) p.11 – review


  • Daily Mail 6 March 1970 – review (by Cecil Wilson)


  • British Film Catalogue (2nd edition) by Denis Gifford catalogue number 140568 – credits
  • Chopped Meat: British of the 1970s by Darrell Buxton p.unpaginated – note
  • Film Review 1970-71 by F. Maurice Speed (ed) p.225
  • Kine & TV Year Book 1971 p.111
  • by Walt Lee p.255 – credits
  • Ten Years of Terror: British Horror Films of the 1970s by Harvey Fenton and David Flint (eds) p.37 – illustrated credits, review (by David Flint)

Other sources

  • BFI Southbank Programme October-November 2019 p.49 – illustrated note