Assault (film)

Assault is a 1971 British thriller film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Suzy Kendall, Frank Finlay and Freddie Jones,[1] with Lesley-Anne Down making an early screen appearance; David Essex also has a small role. It is based on the novel The Ravine by Kendal Young, and tells about a police attempt to track down a dangerous rapist/killer on the loose. In the U.S., it was retitled In the Devil's Garden.[2]

Directed bySidney Hayers
Produced byGeorge H. Brown
Peter Rogers
Written byJohn Kruse
Kendal Young (novel)
StarringSuzy Kendall
Frank Finlay
Freddie Jones
Lesley-Anne Down
Music byEric Rogers
CinematographyKen Hodges
Edited byAnthony Palk
Distributed byJ. Arthur Rank Film Distributors
Release date
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


After a schoolgirl is raped on her way home from school, police move in to investigate the case. After a further girl is attacked and killed, they call in the assistance of a doctor and a local schoolteacher to help solve the case.



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