Saturday Matinee: The Damned

“The Damned” (released as “These Are the Damned” in the USA) is a 1963 British science fiction film directed by blacklisted Hollywood expat Joseph Losey, produced by Hammer Film and starring Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors and Oliver Reed. The screenplay by Ben Barzman and  Evan Jones (based on H.L. Lawrence’s novel “The Children of Light”) centers on an American tourist (Macdonald Carey), an Englishwoman (Shirley Anne Field) and her biker gang leader brother King (Oliver Reed) who stumble across genetically modified children able to survive a nuclear war.


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