Artikelnummer 6454

WITCHFINDER GENERAL (The Conqueror Worm) (1968) * with switchable English subtitles *

Directed by Michael Reeves Screenplay by Tom Baker Michael Reeves Based on Witchfinder General by Ronald Bassett Produced by Louis M. Heyward Philip Waddilove Arnold Miller Starring Vincent Price Ian Ogilvy Rupert Davies Wilfrid Brambell Patrick Wymark Robert Russell Nicky Henson Hilary Dwyer

In 1645, during the English Civil War, Matthew Hopkins, an opportunist witchhunter, takes advantage of the breakdown in social order to impose a reign of terror in East Anglia. Hopkins and his assistant, John Stearne, visit village after village, brutally torturing confessions out of suspected witches. They charge the local magistrates for the work they carry out. Richard Marshall is a young Roundhead. After surviving a brief skirmish and killing his first enemy soldier (and thus saving the life of his Captain), he rides home to Brandeston, Suffolk, to visit his great love Sara. Sara is the niece of the village priest, John Lowes. Lowes gives his permission to Marshall to marry Sara, telling him there is trouble coming to the village and he wants Sara far away before it arrives. Marshall asks Sara why the old man is frightened. She tells him they have been threatened and become outcasts in their own village. Marshall vows to Sara, "rest easy and no one shall harm you. I'll put my oath to that." 

DVD-R is in English with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 86 mins.

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