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PIT AND THE PENDULUM
October 31, 2019  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 12:30 a.m. ET

 
And here’s Vincent Price again, to cap off the evening – and, maybe, lop off a head – in this 1961 movie version of the classic Edgar Allan Poe short story. Barbara Steele co-stars (Price certainly knew how to pick his leading ladies), and look who’s working behind the scenes: Roger Corman not only produces, but directs – and the screenplay is an adaptation by that wonderful writer, Richard Matheson, whose other screen credits, large and small, include The Incredible Shrinking Man, the Nightmare at 20,000 Feet episode of The Twilight Zone, and the telemovies Duel and The Night Stalker.
 
 
 
 
 
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