1954 The Unholy Four

The Unholy Four - 1954

Alternative Title:  A Stranger Came Home

A Hammer Film Production released by  Lippert Pictures Inc.

Copyright MCMLIV by Exclusive  Films Ltd.

MPAA Approved Certilicate No. 14942

All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any real person living or dead.

RCA Sound System

Black & White 80 mins


Philip Vickers mysteriously reappears to his wife and friends during a party at her upscale country estate after an absence of four years. He had been presumed dead after he disappeared on a fishing trip in Portugal with three friends. He was knocked unconscious and pushed overboard by an unknown assailant. In the interim, he had suffered from amnesia but now has regained his faculties. All the potential suspects, including his wife, are at the party. When one of them is killed, the police are called in, and suspicion for the crime falls on the vengeful Vickers.

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Director of Photography James Harvey
Musical Director John Hollingsworth
Music Composed by Leonard Salzedo
Art Director J. Elder Wells
Editor Bill Lenny
Production Manager Jimmy Sangster
Sound Recording Sid Wiles and Ken Cameron
Camera Operator Len Harris
Assistant Director Jack Causey
Make Up Phil Leakey
Hairdresser Eileen Bates
Wardrobe Molly Arbuthnot
Furs by MOLLY
Screenplay by Michael Carreras
From the novel “Stranger at Home” by George Sanders
Produced by Michael Carreras
Directed by Terence Fisher



Angie Paulette Goddard
Philip Vickers William Sylvester
Job Crandall Patrick Holt
Bill Saul Paul Carpenter
Joan Merill Alvys Maben
Inspector Traherne Russell Napier
Jennie Kay Callard
Sessions David King-Wood
Sergeant Johnson Jeremy Hawk
Blonde Pat Owens
Brownie Jack Taylor
Roddy Kim Mills
Redhead Owen Evans
Medical Examiner Philip Lennard


The novel "Stranger At Home" by George Sanders, which this film is based on, was actually ghost-written by Leigh Brackett. William Sylvester appeared in Stanly Kubrick’s "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968). Patrick Holt played an uncredited First Lieutenant in Hammer's 1958 film “Further Up The Creek”

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