Assault 50 years old

Evil grows wild... nothing else lives very long.

Assault

After one schoolgirl is raped while taking a short cut through the local woods, and another is murdered in the same woods a few days later, the local police are baffled. With the help of a reporter from one of the local papers, and against the wishes of a psychologist at the local hospital, a young teacher at the school the girls attended uses herself as bait to lure the perpetrator out. Could it be the creepy husband of the head mistress at the school, the psychologist who seems to be taking an unusual interest in the case, or something altogether more sinister?

Credits

Suzy Kendall
Suzy Kendall

Julie West

Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay

Det. Chief Supt. Velyan

Freddie Jones
Freddie Jones

Reporter

Lesley-Anne Down
Lesley-Anne Down

Tessa Hurst

Anthony Ainley
Anthony Ainley

Mr. Bartell

Assault Cast

Name Character
James Cosmo He was 24, now 73 years old as Det. Sgt. Beale
Frank Finlay He was 46, 89 years old when he died as Det. Chief Supt. Velyan
Freddie Jones He was 45, 91 years old when he died as Reporter
Tony Beckley He was 43, 50 years old when he died as Leslie Sanford
Allan Cuthbertson He was 53, 67 years old when he died as Coroner
Lesley-Anne Down She was 19, now 67 years old as Tessa Hurst
James Laurenson He was 33, now 81 years old as Greg Lomax
Suzy Kendall She was 29, now 77 years old as Julie West
Anthony Ainley He was 40, 71 years old when he died as Mr. Bartell
Marianne Stone She was 50, 87 years old when she died as Matron
Janet Lynn She was 17, now 68 years old as Girl in Library

Assault Crew

Name Department
Sidney Hayers as Director. He was 51 (78) years old when He died Directing
John Kruse as Screenplay. He was 52 (83) years old when He died Writing
Peter Rogers as Producer. He was 59 (95) years old when He died Production
Kendal Young as Novel. Writing
Assault poster
Assault (50 years)

Evil grows wild... nothing else lives very long.

  • Release day: Thursday, February 11, 1971
  • Runtime: 91 minutes