The Devil's Messenger


1h 12m 1962

Film Details

Also Known As
No. 13 Demon Street
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 24 Oct 1962
Production Company
Herts-Lion International Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

One of the recent sinners to arrive in Hell is Satanya, a beautiful young suicide. The Devil orders her to act as a messenger for him to recruit possible new candidates from earth. In return for her work, she is promised clemency. Her first target is a New York photographer, to whom she brings a new camera; subsequently, he kills one of his models. His death and consequent descent into Hell are caused by the repeated appearance of the dead model's face in his photographs. Satanya's next assignment is an anthropologist, whose present from the Devil is a pick. He has fallen in love with a beautiful young woman who has been trapped and frozen in a glacier for a million years. His entry to Hell is assured when he kills the frozen woman, who drowns as he melts her icy grave. For Satanya, these two missions have been nightmares, but her next assignment brings her great pleasure. The potential victim is the man for whose sake she committed suicide. She ascends to earth as a fortune-teller and is approached by her ex-lover, who wishes her to read his fortune from a crystal ball. As foreseen in their session together, the building collapses and they are both killed. In Hell, the couple are assigned to deliver to the people of earth an envelope containing the formula for an atom bomb. Soon after the formula has been delivered, the human race is destroyed by an atomic explosion, and all are consigned to Hell.

Film Details

Also Known As
No. 13 Demon Street
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 24 Oct 1962
Production Company
Herts-Lion International Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Filmed in part in Sweden in 1959 as No. 13 Demon Street, a 13-episode TV series written by Curt Siodmak (Leo Guild is generally credited with the screenplay); revised for U. S. theatrical release.