1959 The Stranglers of Bombay

The Stranglers of Bombay - 1959

A Hammer Film production in association with Kenneth Hyman released by Columbia Pictures 

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MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound Recording 

Produced at Bray Studios 

Black and White 80 mins Megascope 


Opening titles:- "For hundreds of years there existed in India a perverted religious sect dedicated to the wanton destruction of human life.....so secret was this savage cult that even the British East India Company, rulers of the country at the time, was unaware of their existence.....until.....in 1829....." Captain Lewis suspects that the disappearance of a host of local people may be connected to a secretive cult and, despite the incredulity of his fellow officers, makes it his mission to discover the truth. Watch the full film on YouTube


Production Designer Bernard Robinson
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Don Weeks
Historical Adviser Michael Edwards
Editor Alfred Cox
Assistant Director John Peverall
Sound Recordist Jock May
Sound Editor Arthur Cox
Continuity Tilly Day
Make-up Roy Ashton
Hair Stylist Henry Montsash
Wardrobe Mistress Molly Arbuthnot
Camera Operator Len Harris
Director of Photography Arthur Grant, BSc
Music Composed by James Bernard
Musical Supervisor John Hollingsworth
Written by David Z. Goodman
Associate Producer Anthony Nelson-Keys
Executive Producer Michael Carreras
Producer Anthony Hinds
Director Terence Fisher


Captain Lewis Guy Rolfe
Captain Connaught-Smith Allan Cuthbertson
Henderson Andrew Cruikshank
Patel Shari Marne Maitland
High Priest George Pastell
Mary Lewis Jan Holden
Lieutenant Silva Paul Stassino
Ramdas Tutte Lemkow
Burns John Harvey
Thug Roger Delgardo
Girl Thug Marie Devereux
Street Seller Warren Mitchell


George Pastell's characters in Hammer films usually had very unpleasant ends. In this film, he is thrown alive on to a blazing funeral pyre; in "The Mummy" (1959), he has his back snapped in half by Christopher Lee; and, in "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb" (1964), his brains are squashed to a pulp by Dickie Owen. Life must have seemed quiet indeed when he was called on to dub Andre Morell's role in "She" (1965)!

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