The Wicker Man

Dir: Robin Hardy
Cast: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento
88mins   1973   UK   15   English   

Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) arrives on the remote Scottish island of Summerisle to investigate the report of a missing child. A strict Christian, the policeman observes the residents’ unnerving sexual displays and strange pagan rituals, and finds it hard to resist the temptations of Willow (Britt Ekland), daughter of the island governor, Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee). As Sergeant Howie learns more about the islanders’ practices, the closer he gets to finding the missing child.