1957 The Abominable Snowman

The Abominable Snowman - 1957

Alternative Title: The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas

A Hammer production released by Wamer Brothers (UK) and Twentieth Century-Fox (USA)

RCA Sound Recording 

Produced at Bray Studios, England

A Hammerscope production 

Black & White 81 mins 


Ignoring the advice of the Lhama and against the wishes of his wife, scientist John Rollason joins an expedition led by Tom Friend in search of the yeti, the legendary abominable snowman of the Himalayas. But Friend is not all he makes himself out to be and something in the mountains somehow seems to know the true nature of the expedition..... Watch the trailer on YouTube


 Production Designer Bernard Robinson
Art Director Ted Marshall
Editor Bill Lenny
Production Manager Don Weeks
Sound Recordist Jock May
Assistant Director Robert Lynn
Continuity Doreen Soan
Dress Designer Beatrice Dawson
Make-up Phil Leakey
Hairdressing Henry Montsash
Wardrobe Molly Arbuthnot
Camera Operator Len Harris
Director of Photography Arthur Grant
Musical Director John Hollingsworth
Composed by Humphrey Searle
Story and Screenplay Nigel Kneale
Associate Producer Anthony Nelson-Keys
Executive Producer Michael Carreras
Produced by Aubrey Baring
Directed by Val Guest


Tom Friend Forrest Tucker
John Rollason Peter Cushing
Helen Rollason Maureen Connell
Peter Fox Richard Watts
Ed Shelley Robert  Brown
McNee Michael Brill
Kusang Wolfe Morris
Lhama Arnold Marle
Major Domo Anthony Chin



Sci-fi/fantasy writer Nigel Kneale's most famous creation was Professor Quatermass and he wrote all three of the BBC TV series on which the Hammer films were based. Apart from "The Abominable Snowman", his other work for Hammer is the screenplay for "The Witches" (1966). For the BBC, he also wrote the eerie play "The Stone Tape".

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