1954 The Glass Cage

The Glass Cage - 1954

Alternative title: The Glass Tomb

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA)
Copyright MCMLIV by Exclusive Films Ltd. 
RCA Sound Recording 
Produced at Bray Studios

Black & White 59 minutes


Sapolio is the star of a funfair act called "The Starving Man". His agent 'Pel' Pelham, arranges a new engagement for him and fixes a party to celebrate. But, as the guests gather, a murder is being committed in the flat upstairs. While the police investigate, Sapolio, who has now started his act, is tempted into eating a piece of poisoned ham fat!!!


Art Director J. Elder Wills
Editor James Needs 
Production Manager T.S. Lyndon-Haynes 
Recordist H.C. Pearson 
Assembly Cutter Henry Richardson
Assistant Director Jack Causey 
Continuity Margery Owens 
Make-up H.E. Richmond 
Hairdresser Jean Bear 
Camera Operator Noel Rowland 
Director of Photography Walter Harvey, BSc 
Music Composed by Leonard Salzedo 
Conducted by John Hollingsworth
Screenplay by Richard Landau 
Based on "The Outsiders" by A.E. Martin 
Produced by Anthony Hinds 
Directed by Montgomery Tully 


'Pel' Pelham John Ireland 
Jenny Honor Blackman 
Stanton Geoffrey Keen
Sapolio Eric Pohlmann 
Tony Lewis Sidney James 
Lindley Liam Redmond 
Rourke Sidney Tafler 
George Sam Kydd 
Bertie Ferdy Mayne 
Estate Agent Arthur Howard 
and with Valerie Vernon, Arnold Marle, Nora Gordon, Tonia Bern and Stanley Little 


Honor Blackman became famous for her roles as Cathy Gale in ABC TV's "The Avengers" and as Pussy Galore in the James Bond film "Goldfinger" (1964). She also worked for Hammer in the featurette "Danger List" (1957) and in "To the Devil a Daughter" (1976).

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