1955 A Man on the Beach

A Man on the Beach - 1955

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films
Copyright MCMLV by Exclusive Films 
RCA Sound Recording 
Produced at Bray Studios

Eastmancolour by Humphries Laboratories 27 minutes featurette
Unspecified Panamorphic, wide-screen process


With the help of his driver, a criminal pulls off a daring robbery at a casino in the South of France, then double-crosses and kills him. In the struggle, he is shot and wounded. Stumbling along the shore in agony, he takes refuge in a lonely beach house, where, he finds to his cost, that the owner has a trick or two up his sleeve.


Production Supervisor Mickey Delamar 
Editor Henry Richardson 
Art Director Edward Marshall 
Sound W.H. May 
Make-up Phil Leakey 
Hair Stylist Monica Hustler 
Director of Photography Wilkie Cooper 
Music by John Hotchkis 
Screenplay by Jimmy Sangster 
Adapted from the story "Chance at the Wheel" by Victor Canning
Produced by Anthony Hinds 
Directed by Joseph Losey


Carter Donald Wolfit
Max Michael Medwin 
Driver Michael Ripper 
Casino Manager Alex de Gallier 
Clement Edward Forsyth 


Director Joseph Losey worked for Hammer again on "The Damned" (1961), but his more famous films were made elsewhere and include "The Servant" (1963), "Modesty Blaise" (1966), "Accident" (1967) and "The Go-Between" (1971). He died in 1984.

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