DARE THE DEVIL (1969)
Produced and directed by
Robert J. Emery
MPAA rating: R
Running time: 72 minutes
PLOT SYNOPSIS #1
This motion picture centers around a young man and his decision to become a Priest. That decision is suddenly challenged by a stranger and David Keller becomes confused and uncertain. His meeting with Molly is purely by but his decision to liver with her for a week is a decision he knowingly makes. With Molly he has his first affair, his first drink and his first regrets. Molly, the unbeliever who believes in nothing but herself. She scorns his decision to give his life up for the church. David struggles under her ridicule to retain the determination and conviction he thought he had. Slowly he crumbles, now unsure of why he wants to devote his life to the Priesthood. Then, as if the truth were there all the time, Molly becomes the symbol that drives him on. Now more than ever he is convinced that his original decision and convictions were right for him. Toward the end she pleads with him to stay. But his decision is made. He leaves behind the older woman who gave him a small taste of the lusts and passions of life.
THE STORY OF DAVID KELLER IS A TIMELY ONE. IT ASKS THE VERY SAME QUESTIONS THAT ARE BEING ASKED BY PRIESTS ALL OVER THE WORLD.
PLOT SYNOPSIS #2
This is the story of David Keller, young, confused and uncertain.
On a trip to the beach with his fiancée, the two are attacked by a group of hoodlums in dune buggies and although David fights them with every ounce of his strength, he is unable to prevent the rape of his girl.
Disillusioned and frustrated by his fate, he has a chance meeting with Molly, attractive and old enough to be his mother, and decides to live with her for a while. Here he has his first affair and his first taste of liquor and the lusts and passions of life. There is a lively and entertaining night club sequence. Then comes Molly’s teen-aged daughter and more complications. This is an explosive, controversial action drama of today’s youth and their problems.
RAYMOND WISE plays the title role of David Keller. Mr. Wise, at the grand old age of twenty one, has appeared in over fifty stage plays opposite such stars as George Maharis, George Hamilton, Shirley Jones, Shari Lewis and Janis Paige. This film represents his first motion picture., and as a result has already received acclaim for his performance. If there is to be a successor to Paul Newman, Raymond Wise is it.
SOFIA HALKIAS brings life to the part of Molly Wheeler. Basically from a stage background, Miss Halkias excels on the screen.She gives to Molly a lust for life only an accomplished actress could. She has appeared in stage presentations of "A shot in the Dark", "Ready When you are C.B.", "Gypsy" and many others.