Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)

35mm film, colour
mono, English

A British borderline horror film directed by John Mackenzie.

Plot Summary

A teacher newly arrived at a boy's public school, finds himself threatened by the strange and sinister pupils in his care.


Directed by: John Mackenzie
© 1971 Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation presents a Mediarts production in association with David Hemmings. Made by Mediarts Ltd.
Produced by: Gareth Wigan
Screenplay by: Simon Raven
Based on the play by: Giles Cooper
Photographed by: Geoffrey Unsworth
Editor: Fergus McDonell
Music Composed and Conducted by: Michael J. Lewis
Sound Recordist: Cyril Swern
Wardrobe Designer: Judy Moorcroft
Make-up: Neville Smallwood
Hairdresser: Hilda Garde
Art Director: William McCrow
Casting Director: Mary Selway

David Hemmings (John Ebony)
Douglas Wilmer (Headmaster)
Anthony Haygarth (Cary Farthingale)
Carolyn Seymour (Silvia Ebony)
Hamilton Dyce (Mr Winstanley)
Donald Gee (Stretton)
David Jackson (Clackworthy)
Barbara Lott (Mrs Winstanley)
Hubert Rees (Blisterine)
Paul Aston (Trimble)
David Auker (Aggeridge)
Colin Barrie (Wittering)
Michael Cashman (Terhew)
Richard Gill (Borby)
Clive Gray (Muffett)
Michael Howe (Unman)
Nicholas Hoye (Cloistermouth)
Keith Janess (Orris)
Michael Kitchen (Bungabine)
Christopher Moran (Root)


Remake of
Theatre 625: Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1965)


Castle of Frankenstein no.20 p.46 – note (Frankenstein TV movieguide)
Empire no.160 (October 2002) p.95 – review
Filmfacts vol.14 no.13 (1971) p.311 – reprinted review
Films and Filming vol.18 no.3 (December 1971) pp.52-53 – review
Focus on Film no.7 (1971) p.3 – review
The Hollywood Reporter vol.216 no.31 (10 June 1971) p.3 – credits, review
Kine Weekly no.3337 (25 September 1971) p.8 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.38 no.453 (October 1971) p.206 – credits, synopsis, review
Today's Cinema no.9832 (18 August 1970) p.9 – credits
Today's Cinema no.9938 (10 September 1971) p.11 – note (Trade shows)
Today's Cinema no.9942 (24 September 1971) p.9 – review
Variety 9 June 1971 p.22 – credits, review