Assault (film)

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Directed by Sidney Hayers
Produced by George H. Brown
Peter Rogers
Written by John Kruse
Kendal Young (novel)
Starring Suzy Kendall
Frank Finlay
Freddie Jones
Lesley-Anne Down
Music by Eric Rogers
Cinematography Ken Hodges
Edited by Anthony Palk
Distributed by J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors
Release date
Running time
91 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Assault is a 1971 British thriller film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Suzy Kendall, Frank Finlay and Freddie Jones,[1] with Lesley-Anne Down making an early screen appearance; David Essex also has a small role. It is based on the novel The Ravine by Kendal Young, and tells about a police attempt to track down a dangerous rapist/killer on the loose. In the U.S., it was retitled In the Devil's Garden.[2]


After a schoolgirl is raped on her way home from school, police move in to investigate the case. After a further girl is attacked and killed, they call in the assistance of a doctor and a local schoolteacher to help solve the case.



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  2. ^ "Assault(1971)". Yahoo Movies. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 

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