1963 Nightmare

Nightmare - 1963

A Hammer film production released by Universal Pictures 

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MPAA Approved Certificate No. 20455

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, England


Black & White 83 mins 


Having witnessed her mother murdering her father, Janet (Jennie Linden) has visions that she will also become a murderer confined to a lunatic asylum. Can her appointed guardian Henry, and his lover Grace, manipulate her to kill Henry's wife?

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Art Director Don Mingaye
Production Designer Bernard Robinson
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Don Weeks
Assistant Director Douglas Hermes
Sound Recordist Ken Rawkins
Sound Editor James Groom
Continuity Pauline Wise
Make-up Artist Roy Ashton
Hair Stylist Frieda Steiger
Wardrobe Mistress Rosemary Burrows
Camera Operator Ronnie Maasz
Director of Photography John Wilcox
Music Composed by Don Banks
Musical Supervisor John Hollingsworth
Written and Produced by Jimmy Sangster
Directed by Freddie Francis


Henry Baxter David Night
Grace Maddox Moira Redmond
Janet Jennie Linden
Mary Lewis Brenda Bruce
John George A. Cooper
Mrs Gibbs Irene Richmond
Helen Baxter Clytie Jessop
Doctor John Welsh
Hotel Barman Timothy Bateson
and with Elizabeth Dear


Released as a support to Hammer's "The Evil of Frankenstein" in 1964, this film is noted for its atmospheric title sequence where the credits appear throughout a protracted stagger around a dank asylum.
 George A. Cooper also appeared for Hammer as Doug Savage in "Hell is a City" (1960) and as the landlord in "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave" (1968). His notable TV work includes the part of Mr Griffiths - the caretaker in BBC TV's "Grange Hill" (1977).
 Jennie Linden starred alongside Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed in "Women in Love" (1970), and as Barbara in the spin-off from the cult BBC TV series "Dr Who and the Daleks" (1965) starring Peter Cushing as the Doctor.
 Timothy Bateson's other Hammer appearances were as Mr Bird in "The Anniversary" and (uncredited) as Simpson in "Yesterday's Enemy" (1959)

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