Quatermass and the Pit
Quatermass and the Pit (US title: Five Million Years to Earth) is a 1967 British science fiction horror film from Hammer Film Productions, a sequel to the earlier Hammer films The Quatermass Xperiment and Quatermass 2. Like its predecessors it is based on a BBC Television serial, in this case Quatermass and the Pit, written by Nigel Kneale. It was directed by Roy Ward Baker and stars Andrew Keir in the title role as Professor Bernard Quatermass, replacing Brian Donlevy who played the role in the two earlier films. James Donald, Barbara Shelley and Julian Glover appear in co-starring roles.
Workers building an extension to the London Underground at Hobbs End dig up skeletal remains. Palaeontologist Dr Matthew Roney (James Donald) identifies them as five-million-year-old apemen, more ancient than any previous finds. One of Roney's assistants uncovers part of a metallic object nearby. Believing it to be an unexploded bomb, they call in an army bomb disposal team.
|director||Roy Ward Baker|
|genre||horror science fiction|
|keywords||apemen bernard quatermass bomb disposal borazon build bury cleanse crane create devil discharge edwin richfield engage government minister grind haunt hobbs end hominid hominidae kill list of fictional rapid transit stations london underground mar nazi propaganda palaeontologist power line press conference psyche record snap spectre telekinetic unexploded bomb unexploded ordnance v-weapon|
|producer||Anthony Nelson Keys|
|productionCompany||Hammer Film Productions Seven Arts Productions|
|publisher||20th Century Fox Associated British Picture Corporation|
|theme||extraterrestrial life science fiction horror sequel|