Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Guyana Cult of the Damned (1979) - (Stuart Whitman) US one-sheet

Guyana Cult of the Damned (1979) - (Stuart Whitman) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet for the 1979 Rene Cardona Jr. film Guyana Cult of the Damned AKA Guyana Crime of the Century written by Rene Cardona Jr. and starring Stuart Whitman as the Reverend James Johnson. Plot summary: This film is a dramatization of the events of the 1978 Jonestown Massacre that took place in the jungles of Guyana under the leadership of cult evangelist Jim Jones. In the film's narrative, the Reverend James Johnson moves his San Francisco congregation of 1000 to Guyana so they can create a utopia in a new "Johnsontown" commune, untainted by the corruption of the civilized world. Life there soon becomes unbearable for the settlers, who are subjected to cruelty, torture and sexual abuse at the hands of their domineering charismatic leader. These harsh realities gradually become known to the outside world when a congressman and a team of reporters go there to investigate allegations of criminal behavior.

Cast and crew: Stuart Whitman, Gene Barry, John Ireland, Joseph Cotten, Rene Cardona Jr., Bradford Dillman, Mel Ferrer, Jennifer Ashley, Yvonne De Carlo, Nadiuska, Tony Young, Erika Carlsson, Robert DoQui, Hugo Stiglitz. Cartlos East, Eduardo Bea, Juan Luis Gallardo

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