Review: ‘And Soon the Darkness’

Story concerns two young British girls pedalling through a dull, flat, deserted part of France on vacation. One's a pert miss (Michele Dotrice), her chum is a more down-to-earth girl (Pamela Franklin), worried by her chum's desire to sunbathe, ogle the local lads and generally throw a spanner wrench into the timetable of the holiday.

Story concerns two young British girls pedalling through a dull, flat, deserted part of France on vacation. One’s a pert miss (Michele Dotrice), her chum is a more down-to-earth girl (Pamela Franklin), worried by her chum’s desire to sunbathe, ogle the local lads and generally throw a spanner wrench into the timetable of the holiday.

After a tiff the two separate. Franklin, lonely and remorseful, returns to find Dotrice. But she is missing. The film mainly concerns the trouble Franklin gets into while trying to solve the problem of what happened to her friend.

French atmosphere is conveyed excellently and helps reward the doom-laden gloom but overall there’s a leering, sinister feeling about this piece which is repellent.

And Soon the Darkness

UK

Production

Associated British. Director Robert Fuest; Producer Albert Fennell, Brian Clemens; Writer Brian Clemens, Terry Nation; Camera Ian Wilson Editor Ann Chegwidden; Music Laurie Johnson

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 100 MIN.

With

Pamela Franklin Michele Dotrice Sandor Eles John Nettleton Clare Kelly Hanna-Maria Pravda
Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading