The Pit and the Pendulum (1964 film)

The Pit and the Pendulum (French: Le puits et le pendule) is a 1964 French featurette horror film directed by Alexandre Astruc and starring Maurice Ronet. It tells the story of a prisoner sentenced to death who is tormented by the Spanish Inquisition. The film is based on the short story with the same title by Edgar Allan Poe.[1]

The Pit and the Pendulum
Directed byAlexandre Astruc
Screenplay byAlexandre Astruc
StarringMaurice Ronet
Music byAntoine Duhamel
CinematographyNicolas Hayer
Edited byMonique Chalmandrier
Sophie Bhaud
Release date
  • 9 January 1964 (1964-01-09)
Running time
37 minutes

The film was produced through Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française. It premiered on 9 January 1964.[1]


  1. "Le Puits et le pendule". (in French). Cinémathèque Française. Retrieved 2015-06-05.

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