1967 The Devil Rides Out

The Devil Rides Out - 1967

Alternative Title: The Devil's Bride

A Hammer film production presented by Associated British Pathe Limited and released through Warner-Pathe Distributors Limited (UK) and Twentieth Century-Fox (USA) 

Copyright MCMLXVII Hammer films Productions Limited - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate No. 21721

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound System 

Made at the Elstree Studios of Associated British Productions Limited, Boreham Wood, Herts, England

Technicolor  95 mins 


When his ward, Simon Aron, fails to turn up at a reunion, the Duc de Richleau drives down to his house with his friend Rex. When they get there, Simon is somewhat disturbed by their arrival, as he has a house full of guests, a meeting of what he describes as an 'astronomical society' led by the sinister Mocata. However, the Duc, who has made a study of esoteric doctrines, soon realises that he and Rex have in fact stumbled in on a black magic circle and that Simon is shortly to undergo his final initiation into the devil-worshipping cult. A terrifying battle of the forces of good and evil ensues, as de Richleau and Mocata vie for control of Simon's very soul!

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Supervising Art Director Bernard Robinson
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Ian Lewis
Editor Spencer Reeve
Assistant Director Bert Batt
Sound Recordist Ken Rawkins
Sound Editor Arthur Cox
Continuity June Randall
Make-up Eddie Knight
Hair Stylist Pat McDermott
Wardrobe Supervisor Rosemary Burrows
Wardrobe Mistress Janet Lucas
Casting Irene Lamb
Special Effects Michael Stainer-Hutchins
Recording Supervisor A.W. Lumkin
Choreographer David Toguri
Camera Operator Moray Grant
Director of Photography Arthur Grant, BSc
Music Composed by James Bernard
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Screenplay by Richard Matheson
From the classic novel by Dennis Wheatley
Produced by Anthony Nelson Keys
Directed by Terence Fisher


Duc de Richeleau Christopher Lee
Mocata Charles Gray
Tanith Nike Arrighi
Rex Leon Greene
Simon Patrick Mower
Countess Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Marie Sarah Lawson
Richard Paul Eddington
Peggy Rosalyn Landor
Russell Waters


This was the first of three adaptations of novels by prolific author Dennis Wheatley which Hammer brought to the screen, the other two being "The Lost Continent" (the book was called "Uncharted Seas") (1968) and "To the Devil a Daughter" (1976).
 The voice of Leon Greene was dubbed by actor Patrick Allen, who can be seen in Hammer's "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" (1969). 
Paul Eddington became a firm favourite with television audiences with his roles in BBC TV's sitcoms "The Good Life", "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister".

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection