The Deadly Bees is like The Birds only on a smaller scale. It boasts of uneven suspense, a plot long in unravelling and some gripping cinematic moments, provided by bees in deadly pursuit.
The Deadly Bees is like The Birds only on a smaller scale. It boasts of uneven suspense, a plot long in unravelling and some gripping cinematic moments, provided by bees in deadly pursuit.Suzanna Leigh has a mental breakdown from overwork and is sent to rest on a remote British island. The innkeeper (Guy Doleman) is a beekeeper. Leigh stumbles across the chic cottage of Frank Finlay, who also keeps bees. A swarm of killer bees soon attack Doleman’s wife, and suspense builds in a manner that viewer does not know which of the beekeepers is responsible for these bee-havings. Throughout, characters show little emotional involvement, except for Leigh, who has command of all she does.
The Deadly Bees
Paramount/Amicus. Director Freddie Francis; Producer Max J. Rosenberg, Milton Subotsky; Screenplay Robert Bloch, Anthony Marriott; Camera John Wilcox; Editor Oswald Hafenrichter; Music Wilfred Josephs; Art Director Bill Constable
(Color) Widescreen. Extract of a review from 1967. Running time: 123 MIN.
Suzanna Leigh Frank Finlay Guy Doleman Catherine Finn John Harvey Michael Ripper