1954 Break in the Circle

Break in the Circle - 1954

A Hammer Film production released by Exclusive Films (UK) Twentieth Century-Fox (USA) 
Copyright MCMLIV by Exclusive Films Ltd. 
RCA Sound Recording 
Produced at Bray Studios, England

Eastman Colour by Denham Laboratories 91 mins (clip below is in black & white)


Opening title:- "East-West German Frontier"; a Polish scientist escapes to West Germany. Then, Cornish smuggler Skip Morgan is hired to help him escape the communist agents pursuing him. But Morgan has more than just the communists to deal with - he also has to contend with the unwelcome attentions of Special Branch, at the same time trying to thwart the double-crossing ambitions of his employer, Baron Keller... Watch the trailer on YouTube


Associate Producer Mickey Delamar 
Art Director J. Elder Wills 
Editor Bill Lenny 
Production Manager Jimmy Sangster 
Sound Recording H.C. Pearson and Ken Cameron 
Assistant Director Bill Shore 
Continuity Connie Willis 
Dubbing Editor Dino di Campo 
Make-up Philip Leakey 
Hairdresser Monica Hustler 
Wardrobe Mistress Molly Arbuthnot 
Camera Operator Len Harris 
Director of Photography Walter Harvey, BSC 
Music Composed by Doreen Carwithen 
Musical Director John Hollingsworth 
Screenplay by Val Guest 
From the novel by Philip Lorraine 
Produced by Michael Carreras 
Directed by Val Guest 


Skip Morgan Forrest Tucker 
Lisa Eva Bartok 
Baron Keller Marius Goring 
Emile Eric Pohlmann 
Hobart Guy Middleton 
Kudnic Arnold Marle 
Farquarson Fred Johnson 
Patchway David King Wood 
Dusty Reginald Beckwith 
Franz Guido Lorraine 
1st Russian Andre Mikhelson 
2nd Russian Stanley Zevic 
3rd Russian Marne Maitland 
Bert Arthur Lovegrove 
Butler Derek Prentice


Forrest Tucker moved on to sci-fi/fantasy after this film, appearing in "The Trollenberg Terror" (1956), "The Abominable Snowman" (for Hammer, 1957) and "The Strange World of Planet X" (1957). Elderly actor Arnold Marle had already worked for Hammer in "The Glass Cage" (1954). He had more substantial roles for them as the Lhama in "The Abominable Snowman" (1957) and as Anton Diffring's non-rejuvenating partner in "The Man Who Could Cheat Death" (1959).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection