Crescendo 51 years old

And . . . for Lovers of the Macabre


An innocent project transforms into a perilous nightmare when researcher Susan Roberts arrives in France in search of information on a deceased composer. She contacts his widow whose mental deterioration, precipitated by the death of her husband, manifests itself in psychotic dementia. The young woman's arrival triggers an obsessive desire to marry her crippled son to Susan, ensuring by this union that the genius of the father will be passed on to future generations.


Crescendo Cast

Name Character
Stefanie Powers She was 30, now 79 years old as Susan Roberts
Joss Ackland He was 44, now 93 years old as Carter
Jane Lapotaire She was 27, now 77 years old as Lillianne
Margaretta Scott She was 60, 93 years old when she died as Danielle Ryman
James Olson He was 42, now 91 years old as Georges Ryman / Jacques Ryman
Kirsten Lindholm She was 26, now 78 years old as Catherine

Crescendo Crew

Name Department
Paul Beeson as Director of Photography. He was 51 (80) years old when He died Camera
Scott MacGregor as Art Direction. He was 58 (58) years old when He died Art
Malcolm Williamson as Original Music Composer. He was 41 (72) years old when He died Sound
Ivy Emmerton as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Alfred Shaughnessy as Screenplay. He was 56 (89) years old when He died Writing
Michael Carreras as Producer. He was 44 (66) years old when He died Production
Jimmy Sangster as Screenplay. He was 44 (83) years old when He died Writing
Alan Gibson as Director. He was 34 (58) years old when He died Directing
Hugh Harlow as Production Manager. Production
Chris Barnes (editing) as Editor. Editing
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Crescendo (51 years)

And . . . for Lovers of the Macabre

  • Release day: Sunday, June 07, 1970
  • Runtime: 96 minutes