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Quatermass and the Pit (1967) was a Science Fiction - Horror Film directed by Roy Ward Baker and produced by Anthony Nelson Keys.

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Classics Revisited: Quatermass and the Pit

By Barry P. on Jul 8, 2017 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1967) Directed by Roy Ward Baker; Written by Nigel Kneale; Original story by Nigel Kneale; Starring: Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, James Donald and Julian Glover; Available on Blu-ray (Region B) and DVD (Region 2). Rating: ***** “I wanted a scientist who was on the edge of terri... Read full article

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Of the three Hammer Horror "Quatermass" films, this is the only one which "Quatermass" creator Nigel Kneale personally liked. This was largely to the fact that he was much happier with Andrew Keir's performance as the title character than he had been with Brian Donlevy's in The Quatermass Xperiment and Quatermass II: Enemy from Space. He described Donlevy as "a former Hollywood heavy gone to seed" and claimed that he was drunk during much of the shooting of the latter film, a claim which its director Val Guest repudiated.
Van Heflin was considered for the role of Quatermass.
Roney's mental image, seen on a small screen when the apparatus is being calibrated, is a shot from early in Four Sided Triangle, an earlier Hammer science fiction film.
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