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Crucible of Terror

Crucible of Terror – 1971
The Art of Murder
Ted Hooker

Ted Hooker
Tom Parkinson

Peter Newbrook
Tom Parkinson

Mike Raven – Victor
Mary Maude – Millie
James Bolam – Jack Davies
Ronald Lacey – Michael
Betty Alberge – Dorothy
John Arnatt – Bill
Kenneth Keeling – George
Me Me Lai – Chi-San
Judy Matheson – Marcia
Beth Morris – Jane
Melissa Stribling – Joanna

Review by Theo Robertson

Crucible of Terror (1971)

Don`t Know About Terror But It Is Terrible,
A cheaply made British film from the early 1970s is what CRUCIBLE OF TERROR is, but you’ll never believe how bad it is until you actually watch it. The plot is just basically a whodunit where it’s so obvious that you know straight from the first murder who’s behind the killings, except at the very end there’s a plot twist that will have you reeling and not in a good way either. It’s as though the producer realised how obvious the killer was that he instructed the screenwriter to forgo any credibility to make sure you’d never guess who the murderer until the very last minute.

The other thing that had me reeling was the performance of Mike Raven who struck me as a cross between Roger Delgado (The original master from Doctor Who) and Christopher Lee. It’s not too difficult to believe that Mr Raven disappeared from the acting world after making this crazy movie

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