Friday, September 21, 2012

THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY / Hammer Film Productions - 1959

It's another Friday Fright Night with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a Hammer film starring Guy (MR. SARDONICUS) Rolfe, directed by the awesome Freddie (THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN) Francis, filmed in Megascope (no kidding!) by Arthur (FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH) Grant.

A murderous religious cult in nineteenth century British East India is killing travellers, stealing the goods and disrupting trade. A young, out of touch Captain is brought in to fix the problem, but, causes even more problems for the officer in charge of that area.

Eegah!! sent over a soundclip for our enjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located next to the atomic gump, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's a flavor of... THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY!

At the trial of a thug, the stranglers are referred to as thugs, recently captured, the job to eradicate the cult is given to a young green officer, Captain Smith, so, Captain Lewis, Guy Rolfe, has to assist him back to his post, where all the action is.

Here's the problem, the High Priest of Kali. Here, he pay homage to the vengeful goddess.

One thug has infiltrated the prison so he can keep an eye on the prisoners, and, if they decide to spill the beans on his pals, well, family members can easily disappear, never to be found again, if you get my meaning... Hang in peace!

Captian Lewis is caught spying at a ceremony and gets staked out in the broiling sun.

They cut his leg to attract a cobra they have just prodded from it's lair. The Captain's mongoose leaps from it's pouch and confronts the oncoming threat, killing it!

Back at the ranch, the thugs play havoc with Captain Smith and his men.

The High Priest orders a fire built for Captain Lewis, but, ironically enough, the captain grabs him and he gets tossed into the flames instead!!

All the stranglers are rounded up and recieve their punishments. Captain Lewis finally gets to rule over a peaceful area once again, with his wife and his handy lil' mongoose!

Nuf' said?..


Randall Landers said...

When I saw this on TCM recently, I was reminded of the plot of Indiana Jones in the Temple of Doom with the thug cult.

Dr. Theda said...

I studied on Kali and her followers..many years ago.... The British tried to wipe out the entire cult....

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