By Tom Johnson, Deborah Del Vecchio
Although most sensible identified for its horror motion pictures, Hammer produced a large choice of films in lots of genres. The British studio was once recognized for its interesting tales and specialist action--all on very small budgets and brief taking pictures schedules. From the general public lifetime of Henry the 9th (1935) to the girl Vanishes (1978), this can be the definitive paintings on Hammer's a hundred sixty five motion pictures. entire filmographic facts are supplied for every movie, together with unencumber dates in either the uk and the us, working time, size, distributor, whole solid and construction credit, and trade titles. those information are by means of an in depth plot synopsis, together with modern serious statement and behind-the-scenes info from the various avid gamers and team contributors.
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Certificate: A. Don Stannard (Detective Charlesworth), Elsa Tee (Victoria David), Veronica Rose (Agnes Gregory), Denise Anthony (Aileen), Patricia Laffan (Magda Doon), Diana Wong (Miss Almond Blossom), Nora Gordon (Miss Arris), Bill Hodge (Mr. Cecil), Ken Warrington (Frank Bevan), Leslie Spurling (Sergeant Bedd). Magda (Patricia Laffan) and Agnes (Veronica Rose) are rivals for a French posting in Frank Bevan’s (Ken Warrington) dress business. When Aileen (Denise Anthony) uses acetic acid to clean a dirty hat, some crystals fall on the floor.
This adverse—and generally unwarranted—criticism often helped the pictures at the box office. “We’ve never, of course, made films for the critics,” said Michael Carreras (The Horror People). Although Hammer had moved from obscurity to international prominence, Bray retained its low-key atmosphere. Actor Geoffrey Bayldon told the authors (February, 1991): While appearing in Dracula—my second film—I was called in quite early, mainly for the makeup man to see how easy or difficult it would be to turn me into an old hall porter.
And they didn’t!!! Names spring to mind too—not the star names, but the nuts and bolts people… Tommy Money (property master), Jack Curtis (chief electrician), Jimmy Needs (editor), Len Harris (camera operator). On second thought, maybe I shouldn’t have started with the names in case those I haven’t mentioned get upset. But let them rest assured, I remember them all. I even married one of them. It started small: B movies based on characters popularized on the radio. Dick Barton, PC 49, The Man in Black.
Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography by Tom Johnson, Deborah Del Vecchio