Berserk!

Overview

One of the lower points of Joan Crawford's latter-day career curve though nothing to compare with the later embarrassment of Trog!, this lurid, low-rent thriller nevertheless gives Crawford the opportunity to chew acres of scenery in a campy Marlene Dietrich-style get-up. She portrays the ringmaster of a cheesy traveling circus troupe whose stars are being whacked in a variety of flamboyant ways many of which are depicted in the garish trailer, particularly Michael Gough's spike-in-the-head scene. Despite the ...
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Overview

One of the lower points of Joan Crawford's latter-day career curve though nothing to compare with the later embarrassment of Trog!, this lurid, low-rent thriller nevertheless gives Crawford the opportunity to chew acres of scenery in a campy Marlene Dietrich-style get-up. She portrays the ringmaster of a cheesy traveling circus troupe whose stars are being whacked in a variety of flamboyant ways many of which are depicted in the garish trailer, particularly Michael Gough's spike-in-the-head scene. Despite the exploitation potential in this lurid Grand Guignol scenario, this film is fairly light on scares or gore -- and far too heavy on circus stock footage. A sequel of sorts to producer Herman Cohen's Horrors of the Black Museum, this one is a slight improvement, thanks to Crawford's outrageous, over-the-top performance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2011
  • UPC: 043396387645
  • Original Release: 1967
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  • Source: Sony Pictures Home
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,069

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Monica Rivers
Ty Hardin Frank Hawkins
Diana Dors Matilda
Michael Gough Dorando
Judy Geeson Angela Rivers
Robert Hardy Supt. Brooks
Geoffrey Keen Comm. Dalby
George Claydon Bruno
Philip Madoc Lazlo
Golda Casimir Bearded Lady
Ted Lune Skeleton Man
Milton Reid Strong Man
Peter Burton Gustavo
Howard Goorney Emil
Miki Iveria Gypsy Fortune Teller
Reginald Marsh Detective Sergeant Hutchins
Ambrosine Phillpotts Miss Burrows
Bryan Pringle Detective Constable Bradford
Marianne Stone Wanda
Sydney Tafler Harrison Liston
Technical Credits
Jim O'Connolly Director
James P. O'Connolly Director
Jim O'Connor Director
Herman Cohen Producer, Screenwriter
Desmond Dickinson Cinematographer
Maurice Felling Art Director
Aben Kandel Screenwriter
Ray Poulton Editor
Jay Hutchinson Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
John Scott Score Composer
Patrick John Scott Score Composer
Helen Thomas Set Decoration/Design
Ernest Walter Editor
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