Tormented (1960)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Bert I. Gordon.

Plot Summary

Tom Stewart is preparing for his wedding day on a remote island when an ex-girlfriend, Vi, turns up unexpectedly. They argue and Vi falls to her death from the top of the island's lighthouse. Tom is soon being haunted by the dead woman's ghost.


Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
© MCMLX [1960] Cheviot Productions, Inc.
Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents
Produced by: Bert I. Gordon and Joe Steinberg
Screenplay: George Worthing Yates
Story: Bert I. Gordon
Director of Photography: Ernest Laszlo
Editor: John Bushelman
Music Composed and Conducted by: Albert Glasser
Additional Modern Jazz Sequences: Calvin Jackson
Sound Recorder: John Kean
Wardrobe: Marge Corso
Make-up: Bill Cooley
Hairdresser: Buddy King
Special Effects: Herman Townsley
Special Visual Effects: Bert I. Gordon and Flora M. Gordon
Art Director: Gabriel Scognamillo
Locations: Santa Catalina Island, California, USA

Richard Carlson (Tom Stewart)
Susan Gordon (Sandy Hubbard)
Lugene Sanders (Meg Hubbard)
Juli Reding as Vi [Mason]
Joe Turkel (the blackmailer)
Lillian Adams (Mrs Ellis)
Gene Roth (Mr Nelson the lunch stand operator)
Vera Marsh (Mrs Hubbard)
Harry Fleer (Frank Hubbard)
Merritt Stone (clergyman)
George Stanley
Dick Walsh
Leslie Thomas

Alternative Titles

Delitto del faro – Italy
Der Turm der schreienden Frauen – Austria



  • The Daily Cinema no.8907 (1 May 1964)
  • Fangoria no.218 (November 2002) pp.68-72 – illustrated interview with Susan Gordon (Daughter of horror by John Wooley)
  • Filmfax no.61 (June/July 1997) pp.59, 60 – credits, review (by Bryan Senn)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.164 no.33 (30 March 1961) p.3
  • Kine Weekly no.2950 (16 April 1964) p.20
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.31 no.364 (May 1964) p.80
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.221 no.9 (26 November 1960) p.933


  • The Allied Artists Checklist by Len D. Martin p.134-135 – credits, synopsis, note
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.138
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.480
  • and Angels in Hollywood Films by James Robert Parish pp.341-342 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.498 – credits
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.392-393
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.330-331 – illustrated review (by Kevin Nickelson)