The Devil's Eye


1h 30m 1961
The Devil's Eye

Brief Synopsis

To save his soul, Don Juan bets Satan that he can seduce a minister's wife.

Film Details

Also Known As
Djävulens Öga
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
New York opening: 30 Oct 1961
Production Company
Svensk Filmindustri
Distribution Company
Janus Films
Country
Sweden
Screenplay Information
Suggested by the radio play "Don Juan Vender tillbage" by Oluf Bang (broadcast 30 Aug 1940).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

One day in the pit of Hell, Satan becomes afflicted with a painful sty. The cause, his ministers advise him, is Britt-Marie, the virginal daughter of a country pastor, a young girl who is stubbornly determined to remain pure until her wedding day. As a remedy, Satan removes Don Juan from his personal hell (seduction without fulfillment) and sends him back to Earth with orders to seduce the young woman. Accompanying Don Juan on his journey are an old watchdog devil and Don Juan's lusty servant, Pablo, who immediately defies his instructions by attempting to seduce the childish pastor's frustrated wife. For Don Juan it is a more complicated matter; the 20th century Britt-Marie is almost totally indifferent to his old-fashioned charm, and his outpourings of love merely serve to amuse her. One night, frustrated and close to desperation, Don Juan sneaks into Britt-Marie's bedroom only to be thoroughly startled by her sudden willingness to submit to him--but out of pity and compassion for his loneliness, not out of love or passion. Humiliated, Don Juan declines her offer and once more returns to Hell. Only then does he fully grasp the extent of his future torment; for the first time in eternity, Don Juan is completely and hopelessly in love. Meanwhile, Pablo's success in seducing the pastor's wife has opened the eyes of the married couple to what has been lacking in their relationship. Satan forces Don Juan to listen to Britt-Marie in bed on her wedding night, and the Devil's eye finally heals, when she tells her husband that she has never been kissed by another man.

Film Details

Also Known As
Djävulens Öga
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
New York opening: 30 Oct 1961
Production Company
Svensk Filmindustri
Distribution Company
Janus Films
Country
Sweden
Screenplay Information
Suggested by the radio play "Don Juan Vender tillbage" by Oluf Bang (broadcast 30 Aug 1940).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Quotes

No punishment is too severe for those that love.
- Satan

Trivia

Notes

Released in Sweden as Djävulens öga in October 1960.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in Sweden October 17, 1960

Released in United States 1961

Released in United States on Video April 1984

Released in United States 1961

Released in United States on Video April 1984

Released in Sweden October 17, 1960