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The Pledge

The Pledge 15 rating

The restless spirit of a highwayman looks back over a lurid life of sin as his worm-ridden corpse rots on the gallows.

Drama 1981 22 mins

Director: Digby Rumsey

Overview

This was one of a series of short films shot by Digby Rumsey based on stories by noted Irish 'Weird Fiction' writer Lord Dunsany. At the heart of this evocative tale is a gloriously well-realised corpse, creakily dangling from the gallows. As the highwayman's sinful life is slowly revealed, the jarring contrast between the stillness of death and the bawdy rigour of life is vividly reflected.