The Return (1973)

30m 26s
35mm film, colour
mono, English

A British horror film directed by Sture Rydman.

Plot Summary

Stephen Royds arrives at an old house announcing that he intends to buy the property, much to the surprise of its solitary occupant, caretaker Mrs Parks. The house has been all but abandoned since its previous owner, Gerald Harboys had been committed to an asylum for the apparent murder of his wife Muriel on their wedding night. Harboys had been obsessive about the physical perfection of women and, discovering that Muriel had had her right middle toe amputated as a child, had murdered her. But her ghost is said to still haunt the old house.


Director: Sture Rydman
© 1973
Jocelyn Films presents. Made by Jocelyn Films Ltd.
Producer: Elizabeth McKay
Production Manager: Ted Wallis
Screenplay: Brian Scobie & Sture Rydman
Based on stories by A.M. Burrage [Nobody's House] & Ambrose Bierce [Middle Toe of the Right Foot]
Assistant Director: Derek Whitehurst
Continuity: Renee Glynne
Photography: Douglas Slocombe
Camera Operator: Wally Byatt
Colour: Humphries Labs
Editing: Peter Musgrave
Music: Marc Wilkinson
Sound: Chris Wangler
Re-recording: Sound Associates, London
Wardrobe: Marina Drecker
Make-up: Yvonne Coppard
Hair: Jan Dorman
Design: Bryan Graves
Made on location in London

Peter Vaughan (Stephen Royds)
Rosalie Crutchley (Mrs Parks)