1951 Cloudburst

Cloudburst - 1951

A Hammer Production by Exclusive Films

All characters in this photoplay are ficticious and bear no relation to any real person, living or dead.

RCA Sound System

Black & White 88 mins


A Canadian World War II veteran working for the British Foreign Office scours England for the killer who murdered his wife.



Production Manager Arthur Barnes
Continuity Renee Glynne

Make-up Phil Leakey
Editor John Ferris
Recordist Edgar Vetter
Hair Stylist Anne Box
Assistant Director Jimmy Sangster
Casting Michael Carreras
Director of Photography Walter Harvey
Camera Operator Peter Bryan
Music Composed by Frank Spencer
Played by The Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
Screenplay by Leo Marks and Francis Searle
Adapted from the original story by Leo Marks
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Francis Searle


John Graham Robert Preston
Carol Graham Elizabeth Sellers
Inspector Davis Colin Tapley
Lorna Dawson Sheila Burrell
Mickie Fraser/Kid Python Harold Lang
Peggy Reece Mary Germaine
Jackie Thomas Heathcote
Sergeant Ritchie George Woodbridge
Chuck Peters Lyn Evans
Mrs Reece Edith Sharpe
Thompson James Mills
Kate Daphne Anderson
Cardew Edward Lexy
Johnson Noell Howlett
Carter Robert Brown
Constable Charles Saynor
Doctor Gerald Case
Porter Frederick Steger
Milkman Stanley Baker
Desk Seargent Martin Boddey


Noel Howlet went on to play Mr Cromwell, the Headmaster in London Weekend Televisions comedy series “Please Sir”, his other two Hammer appearances came in “Quatermass and the Pit” 1967 and 1963’s “Kiss of the Vampire”. Stanley Baker, who starred in “Zulu” 1964 and “The Guns of Nazarone” 1961, plays the milkman here. He also appeared for Hammer in “The Rossiter Case” 1951, “Whispering Smith Hits London” 1952, “Yesterday’s Enemy” 1959 and “Hell is a City” 1960. His rise to stardom came in 1953’s "The Cruel Sea”. Stanley Baker died in 1976 from pneumonia whilst undergoing treatment for lung cancer - he was aged 48This was the first Hammer film to be made at Bray Studios.

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