Incense for the Damned

Date: 1970
Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Production Company: Lucinda Films, Titan International Productions

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Peter Cushing, Edward Woodward, Alexander Davion, Johnny Sekka, Madeleine Hinde
Location(s): Kyrenia (Cyprus), Oxfordshire, London

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Storyline:

A group of friends follow a trail of unsolved murders as they search for a young student who has disappeared.

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Also known as ‘Bloodsuckers’ (Alternative Title)

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The titles roll over views of Oxford before a narration begins . . . "Richard Fountain, [is the] son of the Foreign Secretary and brilliant young Oxford Don . . . "

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" . . . unofficially engaged to Penelope Goodrich, daughter of Walter Goodrich, Provost of Lancaster College . . . " The courtyard of the Bodleian Library on Broad Street, Oxford. The location features in 'Another Country'.

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" . . . Fountain is an authority on Greek mythology and is at present in Greece researching material for a book on Minoan rites . . ." Mansfield College on Mansfield Road, Oxford with the Chapel to the right.

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Having been informed by the Foreign Office of Fountain bring involved with drugs and other criminal offences, Tony Seymore arrives in Oxford to investigate. Facing west on New College Lane with Hertford Bridge spanning the roadway. The area appears in ‘Sebastian’ and ‘The Saint’.

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The camera follows Seymore's Jensen Interceptor through the streets. Looking south on Catte Street with the Radcliffe Library and the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin in the left distance.

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Students scatter from the car's path as the camera moves to follow. Facing north on Catte Street with Parks Road and the Bodleian (New Library) in the centre background.

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After parking up, Tony Seymore (Alexander Davion) makes his way towards Lancaster College. Looking through the gates of Worcester College towards Beaumont Street at the junction with Walton Street and Worcester Street.

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Parker the College Porter greets Mr. Seymore as he enters the quad. The entrance to Worcester College on Walton Street, Oxford.

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Penelope Goodrich and Bob Kirby accompany Seymore to Greece.

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The three arrive in Athens before Seymore heads to meet with his contact, the British Military Attache.

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Tony Seymore enters the building where Major Longbow is based.

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Longbow tells Seymore of Fountain's involvement with Chriseis Konstantanini (Imogen Hassall).

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On Mýkonos, Police arrive after an Old Woman discovers the body of her Daughter.

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An establishing shot of the small town where Major Longbow has brought the Foreign Office Official and Fountain's friends. The harbour at Kyrenia, North Cyprus with 20 Temmuz Kordonboyu Caddesi curving around the quayside.

Seymore, Major Derek Longbow (Patrick Macnee), Penelope Goodrich (Madeleine Hinde) and Bob Kirby (Johnny Sekka) discuss what to do after an amulet is found when Fountain disappears.

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A shot that Dave Buckley took back in 2009 not knowing that it would one day might serve as a reasonable comparison "now"........well, we haven't had a better offer in the meantime! (RL)

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The Old Woman (Theodosia Elefthreadon) watches as Penelope leaves the hotel. 20 Temmuz Kordonboyu Caddesi in Kyrenia, Cyprus.

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A group of Men follow Penelope as she walks around the harbour. 20 Temmuz Kordonboyu Caddesi at Kyrenia harbour.

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From the hotel's balcony, Bob spots the Men and the Old Woman. Kyrenia is known in Turkish as Girne.

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One of the Men grabs a knife as they follow Penelope toward the castle at the east end of the harbour. 20 Temmuz Kordonboyu Caddesi, Kyrenia.

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As Penelope crosses the bridge leading to the castle, the four Men quicken their pace until they are running after her. The bridge passes over Küpdemir Sokak.

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Bob ascends the steps leading to the bridge. The steps begin near the junction of 20 Temmuz Kordonboyu Caddesi and Küpdemir Sokak.

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The young woman is chased into the castle. Girne Kalesi.

Driven on by the Old Woman, the men gain on Penelope.

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An excellent comparison shot from Dave Buckley taken in 2009 not knowing that it would one day match our capture. (RL)

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The Men gain on Penelope. This is the Byzantine church of St. George inside Kyrenia castle.

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Bob follows to the upper levels of the 16th-century castle. ?????? ??? ?????????.

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A fight breaks out when Bob arrives to rescue Penelope. Kyrenia Castle, above the harbour.

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Police rush to the castle. 20 Temmuz Kordonboyu Caddesi, Kyrenia harbour.

Longbow and Seymore discuss Fountain and Minoan rites as they walk through The ruins of the theatre at Salamis. To the north of Famagusta, Cyprus.

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Dave accepts that this shot also taken in 2009 is a little off angle, but again, he didn't know we wanted one then! (RL)

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Past improprieties involving Fountain are recalled. Salamis was once the capital of Cyprus dating from 1100 BC.

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A Policeman tells the Major about Penelope and Bob being pursued and asks that they accompany him to the Police Station.

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Following a darkened scene in which an unconscious Fountain is carried away, Seymore contacts Colonel Stavros of Greek Intelligence.

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Seymore asks the Colonel to help find Fountain.

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At the airfield, Colonel Stavros (David Lodge) places his helicopter at Seymore's disposal.

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Seymore, Longbow and Penelope head for the island of Hydra where Richard Fountain has been taken into the care of Monks.

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Fountain is carried through the monastery accompanied by Chriseis.

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Chriseis, her associates and the Monks look up as the helicopter approaches.

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The Colonel's helicopter flies over the monastery.

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Seymour suggests that Richard is involved in a scandal and that the Greek authorities want him out of the country.

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I?ánn?s (Theo Moreos), the Mayor tells Seymore that Richard was seen being taken to the monastery.

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At the monastery, the Abbot (Nick Pandelides) discloses that Richard was brought there to be cured but Chriseis merely wants him to be kept alive.

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The Abbot comforts Penelope when she begins to faint at the table.

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Penelope is helped to one on the monk's cells after she hallucinates about Richard's death.

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The group arrive at an old fort where they believe Richard is being held captive.

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Richard Fountain (Patrick Mower) stands in the sunshine after being freed.

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From beneath a tree, Chriseis sees Longbow drive from the fort.

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Back in the town, the Major takes Penelope to the harbour.

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On the quayside Penelope is assured that Richard will be fine and that he will meet her in England.

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Longbow wishes Penelope "Bon voyage" as he sees her onto the ferry bound for Athens.

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The Major returns to the Mayor's house.

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Chriseis watches as Major Longbow knocks at the door.

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When I?ánn?s opens the door, Longbow finds Colonel Stavros waiting inside.

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At the fort, Seymore and Bob Kirby wait for the Major to return.

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The Abbot helps Longbow mount a donkey to make the journey back to the fort.

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Chriseis follows before causing a rockfall which knocks Longbow from the mountainside.

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Seymore and Kirby run from the fort when they hear the Major's cry for help.

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The shot pans with the pair as they race to help.

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As Chriseis makes her way to Richard, Seymore and Kirby are unable to save the Major.

Back in England, a memorial service is held for Major Longbow. St. Marylebone Parish Church on Marylebone Road, London NW1.

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With added greenery, by Peter.

Friends and colleagues of the Major leave after the service. The entrance to St. Marylebone Parish Church.

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Peter captured the same doorway and, apparently, the same notice board.

Seymore and Bob Kirby say farewell to Fountain as he climbs in a taxi to take him to Oxford. Outside St. Marylebone Parish Church on Marylebone Road. The church is seen in 'Nowhere to Go' and 'Say Hello to Yesterday'.

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The traffic is heavier in Peters view.

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After researching Vampirism, Seymore meets with Fountain and Kirby in Oxford.

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With Fountain's life returning to normality, Dr. Goodrich outlines his plans for his protege at a garden party.

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The subject of Fountain's engagement to his daughter Penelope is broached by Dr. Walter Goodrich (Peter Cushing).

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Seymore heads back to Oxford after receiving word of the pressures being placed on Fountain. This is the A40, now the slip road from the M40, with the since removed railway bridge that carried the line between Thame and Oxford.

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The Jensen arrives at the riverside where Bob Kirby is canoeing. Facing The Nag's Head public house between Abingdon and Burford Bridges just outside Abingdon in Oxfordshire.

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Seymore parks up and walks to he shore. The island in the River Thames at Abingdon, with Abingdon Bridge in the background.

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Bob tells Seymore of his suspicions. The Thames at Abingdon.

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After a speech at the College's Quincentenary Dinner that shocks his audience, Richard flees with Penelope. Looking into the main quad at Worcester College.

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Pursued by Seymore and Kirby, the couple make their way to Fountain's rooms. Worcester College in Oxford with ‘The Cottages’ filling the right background.

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With his friend Kirby close behind, Fountain makes his way on to the roof.