1969 Crescendo

Crescendo - 1969

A Hammer Film production released through Warner-Pathe Dimibutors Limited (UK) and Warner-Seven Arts (USA)

Copyright MCMLXIX Hammer Film Productions Limited - All rights reserved 

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 System 

Produced at A.B.P. Studios, Boreham Wood, England and on location in France 

Technicolor 95 mins


A young music student, Susan Roberts, arrives in the South of France to research a thesis she is writing about a dead composer. She is greeted at his home by his widow, Danielle, and his wheelchair-bound son, Georges, a strange and intense young man. But all is not well in the household and Susan is soon caught up in a nightmare of recurring dreams, insanity, drug addiction and murder!


Art Director Scott MacGregor
Editor Chris Barnes
Production Manager Hugh Marlow
Assistant Art Director Don Picton
Property Buyer Ron Baker
Set Dresser Freda Pearson
Assistant Director Jack Martin
Sound Mixer Claude Hitchcock
Dubbing Mixer Len Abbott
Sound Editor Roy Hyde
Continuity Lillian Lee
Make-up Stella Morris
Hairdresser Ivy Emmerton
Wardrobe Jackie Breed
Construction Manager Arthur Banks
Recording Supervisor A.W. Lumkin
Camera Operator John Winbolt
Director of Photography Paul Beeson, BSc
Music Composed by Malcolm Williamson
Played by the London Symphony Orchestra and featuring Solo Piano Clive Lythgoe Solo Saxophone Tubby Hayes
Conducted by Philip Martell
Screenplay by Jimmy Sangster and Alfred Shaughnessy
From an original screenplay by Alfred Shaughnessy
Produced by Michael Carreras
Directed by Alan Gibson


Susan Stephanie Powers
Georges/Jacques James Olson
Danielle Margaretta Scott
Lillianne Jane Lapotair
Carter Joss Ackland
Catherine Kirsten Betts


American actor James Olson could not have been happy with his experience at Hammer, having made two flops for them in quick succession, this one and the same year's "Moon Zero Two!". His other films include the horror prequel "Amityville II the Possession" (1982).
Stefanie Powers went on to star opposite Robert Wagner in the long-running American thriller series "Hart to Hart".
 Canadian director Alan Gibson made two more films for Hammer, "Dracula A.D.1972" (1972) and "The Satanic Rites of Dracula" (1973). He died in 1987.

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