Torture Dungeon (1970)

Article 3627 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 7-5-2011
Posting Date: 7-20-2011
Directed by Andy Milligan
Featuring Gerald Jacuzzo, Susan Cassidy, Patricia Dillon
Country: USA
What it is: Andy Milligan film

The evil Duke of Norwich plans to seize the throne by killing all of those who stand in his way.

Yes, it’s Andy Milligan again, and, as always, I find myself more than a bit surprised by the good things in his movies rather than the bad things. For one thing, he’s one of the few bad directors who has a talent for casting good actors; the performances throughout this movie are pretty good, though because he draws his actors from the theatre, they occasionally go over the top in ways that would work on stage but not in a movie. The problems, as usual, are in the confused script, the confused editing, and the jerky camerawork. Still, I will say one thing about this movie; it didn’t quite raise in me the same level of itchiness I get when watching most of his other movies, and that’s meant as a compliment. In fact, I’m even beginning to understand a little why he has his supporters.

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