The Vulture (1966)

The Vulture (1967) title card

UK, Canada, 1966
35mm film, black and white, 1.85:1
mono, English

A British/Canadian science fiction/horror film directed by Lawrence Huntington.

Plot Summary

A monster stalking a small Cornish village turns out to be a scientists whose experiments in teleportation have turned him into a half-human, half-vulture.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Lawrence Huntington
© 1966 by Paramount Pictures Corporation
Homeric Films (U.K.) Ltd. in association with Iliad Films (Canada) Ltd. and Film Financial Co. Ltd. present
Executive Producer: Jack O. Lamont
Produced by: Lawrence Huntington
Production Manager: Philip Shipway
Story and Screenplay: Lawrence Huntington
Director of Photography: Stephen Dade
Editor: John S. Smith
Music by: Eric Spear
Sound Engineer: Edgar Vetter
Wardrobe: Dolcie Midwinter [real name: Dulcie Midwinter]
Make Up: Geoffrey Rodway
Hairdresser: Gordon Bond
Art Director: Duncan Sutherland
Made at Pinewood Studios, London, England

Robert Hutton [Dr Eric Lutens
Akim Tamiroff [Professor Hans Koniglich
Broderick Crawford [Brian Stroud]
Diane Clare [Trudy Lutens]
Philip Friend [the vicar]
Patrick Holt [Jarvis, the butler]
Annette Carell [Ellen West]
Edward Caddick [Melcher, the sexton]
Gordon Sterne [Edward Stroud]
Keith McConnell [Superintendent Wendell]
Margaret Robinson [nurse]
Arnold Diamond *
Peter Elliott *
Roy Hanlon *
Murray Hayne *
Monte Landis [bus driver] *
Gordon Tanner *
George Tovey *



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