1964 Hysteria

Hysteria - 1964

A Hammer film production released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Copyright MCMLXIV Hammer Film Productions Ltd, - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate No.20701 

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 

Westrex Recording System 

Produced at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios, Elstree, England 

Black and White 85 mins 


American Chris Smith wakes up in a clinic with amnesia after being injured in a car crash. He is discharged and moves into a London flat which, like his medical treatment, has been paid for by an anonymous benefactor. While there,he meets the beautiful but enigmatic Denise and soon finds himself at the heart of a complicated and deadly murder plotWatch the trailer on YouTube


Production Designer Edward Carrick
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Don Weeks
Assistant Director Basil Rayburn
Continuity Yvonne Axworthy
Sound Recordist Cyril Swern
Sound Editor Roy Hyde
Make-up Alec Garfath
Hair Stylist Alice Holmes
Wardrobe Mistress Maude Churchill
Titles Chambers & Partners
Camera Operator David Harcourt
Director of Photography John Wilcox, BSc
Music Composed by Don Banks
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Written and Produced by Jimmy Sangster
Directed by Freddie Francis


Chris Smith Robert Webber
Denise Lelia Goldoni
Dr Keller Anthony Newlands
Gina Jennifer Jayne
Hemmings Maurice Denham
Marcus Allen Peter Woodthorpe
French Girl Sue Lloyd
Husband Kiwi Kingston
Allen's Secretary Marianne Stone
Driver John Arnatt
and with Sandra Boize and Irene Richmond


American actor Robert Webber was not a sufficiently high-power name to spark much box-office interest in this unsuccessful addition to Hammer's catalogue of psychological thrillers.
 Composer Don Banks was used occasionally by Hammer as an alternative to James Bernard. His other musical contributions for them are to "Captain Clegg" (1962), "Nightmare" (1963), "The Evil of Frankenstein" (1964), "The Brigand of Kandahar" (1965), "Rasputin - the Mad Monk" (1966), "The Reptile" (1966) and "The Mummy's Shroud" (1966). On one occasion, the two men both provided music for the same film - Amicus's "Torture Garden" (1967).

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