1972 Straight On Till Morning

Straight On Till Morning - 1972

A Hammer production released through MGM-EMI Film Distributors Limited Copyright MCMLXXII Hammer Film Productions Limited - All rights reserved MPAA

Approved Certificate No. 23532

The characters and incident' 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

Made at Elstree Studios Hertfordshire, England

Technicolor 96 mins


Brenda Thompson is a naive, almost childlike, young Liverpudlian girl, who lives in a dream world in which she is a fantasy princess. Desperate to have a baby, she leaves her home in Liverpool and heads for the bright lights of London in search of a potential father. There, she meets an attractive young man, Peter, who seems to be everything she is hoping for. But all is not as it appears, for he is in reality a dangerous, psychopathic murderer!

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Production Supervisor Roy Skeggs
Art Director Scott MacGregor
Editor Alan Pattillo
Production Manager Tom Sachs
Assistant Director Clive Reed
Sound Recordist John Purchese
Sound Editor Alan Bell
Continuity Betty Harley
Make-up George Blackler
Hairdressing Pearl Tipaldi
Wardrobe Supervisor Laura Nightingale
Construction Manager Bill Greene
Assistant Art Director Richard Rambaut
Dubbing Recordist Dennis Whitlock
Recording Director Tony Lumkin
Casting Director James Liggat
Camera Operators Roy Ford and Keith Jones
Director of Photography Brian Probyn
Music Composed and Arranged by Roland Shaw
Song "Straight on till Morning"
.....Music by Annie Ross
.....Lyrics by Annie Ross and John Peacock
.....Sung by Annie Ross
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Original Screenplay by John Peacock
Produced by Michael Carreras
Directed by Peter Collinson


Brenda Thompson Rita Tushingham
Peter Shane Briant
Jimmy Lindsay Tom Bell
Liza Annie Ross
Caroline Katya Wyeth
Joey James Bolan
Margo Clare Kelly
Mr Harris Harold Berens
Newsagent John Clive
Mr Godfrey Tommy Godfrey
Indian Princess Mavis Villiers
Customer Lola Willard
and with Tinker


Rita Tushingham had made a name for herself in the sixties with films like "A Taste of Honey" (1961), "The Knack...and how to get it" (1965) and "Smashing Time" (1967).
 James Bolam was well-known to TV audiences as one of the BBC's "The Likely Lads". His many other appearances include BBC TV's "When the Boat Comes in". 
In 1971, Peter Collinson had directed the hysterical psychological thriller "Fright", which was produced by Harry Fine and Michael Style, the men behind Hammer's "Karnstein" vampire trilogy.

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