1962 Captain Clegg

Captain Clegg - 1962

Alternative Title: Night Creatures

A Hammer-Major production released by Universal Pictures 

Copyright MCMLXII by Universal Pictures Company Inc. - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate No. 20200

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

RCA Sound Recording 

Made at Bray Studios, Englafld 

Processed by Humphries Laboratories

Print by Technicolor 82 mins


Opening title:- "1792 - The Romney Marshes - flat and desolate - was the land of a proud and independent people. Their shores faced the shores of France - and many was the shipload of wine and brandy smuggled across the sea in defiance of the king's revenue men. Many legends have come from this corner of England - but none so widely believed or widely feared - as the legend of the Marsh Phantoms - who rode the land on dark misty nights - and struck fear into the hearts of all who crossed their paths....."
Captain Collier and his men arrive in the village of Dymchurch following a tip-off that the place is a hive of smuggling activity, but the villagers have been forewarned of their approach and they find nothing. The village has all the outward appearance of rural respectability and at its heart is the affable, ever-gracious figure of the local rector, Dr. Blyss. In the tiny churchyard is the grave of Captain Clegg, a notorious pirate hanged for his crimes. But Collier's suspicions are aroused further when a mulatto, whose tongue was cut out by Clegg, reacts violently on seeing the familiar features of the rector.....Watch the trailer on YouTube



Production Designer Bernard Robinson
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Don Weeks
Editor Eric Boyd-Perkins
Assistant Director John Peverall
Art Director Don Mingaye
Sound Recordist Jock May
Sound Editor Terry Poulton
Continuity Tilly Day
Make-up Artist Roy Ashton
Hair Stylist Frieda Steiger
Wardrobe Supervisor Molly Arbuthnot
Wardrobe Mistress Rosemary Burrows
Special Effects Les Bowie
Fight sequences supervised by Bob Simmons
Camera Operator Len Harris
Director of Photography Arthur Grant, BSc
Music Composed by Don Banks
Musical Director Philip Martell
Screenplay by John Elder
Additional Dialogue Barbara S. Harper
Produced by John Temple-Smith
Directed by Peter Graham Scott


Dr Blyss, alias Captain Clegg Peter Cushing
Captain Collier Patrick Allen
Harry Oliver Reed
Mipps Michael Ripper
Imogene Yvonne Romain
Squire Derek Francis
Rash Martin Benson
Bosun David Lodge
Mrs Rash Daphne Anderson
Mulatto Milton Reid
Frightened Man Jack MacGowran
1st Sailor Peter Halliday
2nd Sailor Terry Scully
Gerry Rupert Osborne
Tom Ketch Sydney Bromley
Wurzel Gordon Rollings
Peg-Leg Bob Head
Pirate Bosun Colin Douglas


Curiously, this was one of two films of the same story which both appeared in 1962, the other being Walt Disney's "Dr Syn, alias the Scarecrow", starring Patrick McGoohan and directed by James Neilson.
 Yvonne Romain also appeared in Hammer's "The Curse of the Werewolf" (1961) and "The Brigand of Kandahar" (1965).
 John Temple-Smith worked for Hammer again as producer of "The Viking Queen" (1966).

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