Theatrical poster to Dark Intruder
|Directed by||Harvey Hart|
|Produced by||Jack Laird|
|Written by||Barré Lyndon|
|Music by||Lalo Schifrin|
|Cinematography||John F. Warren|
|Editing by||Edward W. Williams|
|Running time||59 min.|
Dark Intruder is a 1965 television movie that was released theatrically. It is a horror film starring Leslie Nielsen, Mark Richman and Judi Meredith set in San Francisco in 1890 concerning playboy sleuth Brett Kingsford (Nielsen). Kingsford is an expert on the supernatural and along with his dwarf assistant Nicola he helps the police uncover the scheme of a Sumerian demon to return to earth and take over a human body.
This atmospheric black-and-white film is only 59 minutes long and was directed by Harvey Hart. It was the pilot for a failed television series called The Black Cloak and was written by Barré Lyndon. In plot and character it greatly resembles Chamber of Horrors, which was made the next year and had a similar fate.