It!


1h 35m 1967

Brief Synopsis

Marshall Thompson, Shawn Smith, Kim Spalding, Ann Doran, Dabbs Greer, & Ray 'Crash' Corrigan as It. Often cited as the film that inspired ALIEN, this fast paced B thriller takes place on an earth bound space ship featuring a mysterious stowaway - a blood-drinking Martian with claws that can rip through metal.

Film Details

Also Known As
Curse of the Golem
Genre
Horror
Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
Boston opening: 27 Sep 1967
Production Company
Gold Star Productions
Distribution Company
Warner Bros.--Seven Arts, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Harold Grove, a London musuem curator, is killed while examining a statue that was the sole treasure to survive a warehouse fire. Grove's mentally unbalanced assistant, Arthur Pimm, who lives alone with the decomposed corpse of his mother, becomes convinced that the statue possesses supernatural powers. Jim Perkins, an American museum representative, uncovers an inscription which suggests that the statue may be the famous 16th century Golem from Prague. Pimm, after learning the history of the Golem, removes an ancient Hebrew scroll from inside the statue and places the scroll under its tongue, thereby becoming its master. Passed over for the position of curator vacated by Grove's death, Pimm orders the Golem to murder Grove's successor and to destroy a bridge. Meanwhile, Perkins incurs Pimm's hatred by romancing his girl friend, Ellen, Grove's daughter. Inspector White of Scotland Yard discovers the body of Pimm's mother and has Pimm committed to a prison mental hospital. But, using mental telepathy, Pimm summons the Golem to help him escape, abducts Ellen, and takes her, along with his mother's coffin, to a country mansion owned by the museum. They are followed by Inspector White, Perkins, and an Army unit equipped with a small atom bomb. Perkins rescues Ellen before the bomb explodes, destroying Pimm and the mansion. The Golem, unharmed, disappears into the sea.

Film Details

Also Known As
Curse of the Golem
Genre
Horror
Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
Boston opening: 27 Sep 1967
Production Company
Gold Star Productions
Distribution Company
Warner Bros.--Seven Arts, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed at the Imperial War Museum, London. Released in Great Britain caJul 1967; running time: 97 min. Working title: Curse of the Golem.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1967

Released in United States 1967