Legend of the Werewolf

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Legend of the Werewolf
Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Freddie Francis
Produced by Kevin Francis
Written by Anthony Hinds
Starring Peter Cushing
Ron Moody
Hugh Griffith
Roy Castle
Music by Harry Robertson
Cinematography John Wilcox
Edited by Henry Richardson
Distributed by Fox-Rank (UK, theatrical)
Release dates
Running time
85 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Legend of the Werewolf is a 1975 British horror film directed by Freddie Francis. It stars Peter Cushing.[1]


A boy that has been raised by wolves is displayed as a circus freak. Then he grows up, becomes a zookeeper and falls in love with a prostitute. His jealousy brings out his wolf side, changing him into a werewolf so that he can kill her clients.



The film was shot at Pinewood Studios from 19 August 1974.[2] The screenplay was written by Anthony Hinds under his pseudonym John Elder. Hinds was also the writer of Hammer's only werewolf film The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), in which Michael Ripper also appeared. [1]


  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ Jonathan Rigby, English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema, Reynolds & Hearn 2000

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