Skull, The

Date: 1965
Director: Freddie Francis
Production Company: Amicus Productions

Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Jill Bennett, Patrick Wymark
Location(s): London



In modern-day London, an occult author falls victim to the influence of the stolen skull of the Marquis de Sade.

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Dave Wilson has revisited this film in its original aspect format and replaced the screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson and added a further two. Uncredited now shots uploaded by Richard Lovejoy.

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Anthony Marco (Patrick Wymark) makes his way to the home of occult writer Christopher Maitland (Peter Cushing). Gt. Cumberland Place/Wallenberg Place, London W1.

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Half of the crescent is now renamed Wallenberg Place in recognition of Raoul Wallenberg who's monument was unveiled in 1997 opposite the Western Marble Arch Synagogue centre onwards of the screen.

The unscrupulous dealer in curiosities approaches Maitland's front door. Gt. Cumberland Place, London W1.

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No, I don't believe that the chap in the right hand corner is an unscrupulous dealer.

One evening after taking possession of the Marquis de Sade's skull, Christopher Maitland is taken from his home by two Men (Paul Stockman and Geoffrey Cheshire) who appear to be police officers. Gt. Cumberland Place, London W1.

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A few changes to the doorway it would seem.

A Wolsey police car carries Maitland away . . . . but is it reality or just another hallucination? Wallenberg Place, London W1.

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The Western Marble Arch Synagogue.

The police drop Maitland off, but not at the police station. Wallenberg Place, London W1.

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What is now the Montcalm Hotel to the extreme right.

Having paid Sir Matthew Phillips (Christopher Lee) an unexpected visit in the middle of the night to seek the stone figure of Belberith, Maitland makes his way back home. Gt. Cumberland Place/Wallenberg Place, London W1.

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Now much more colourful and most certainly busier. Don't believe all you see!