1954 The House Across the Lake

The House Across the Lake - 1954

Alternative title: Heat Wave

Robert L. Lippert Presents

Copyright MCMLIIII by Exclusive Films Ltd.

MPAA Approved Certificate

RCA Sound Syatem

Black & White 68 mins


Having won the hand of Sarah from his rival. Captain Benjamin Briggs sets out to recruit a crew for his voyage on the Mary Celeste. A mad seaman seeks revenge by killing the crew and passengers in a story of the mysterious events that led to a ship without a person on board. 


Screenplay by Ken Hughes
Based on his novel “High Wray”
Music Composed and Conducted by Ivor Slaney
Director of Photography Walter Harvey Bsc
Art Director J. Elder Wills
Editor James Needs
Recordist Bill Slater
Camera Operator Leonard Harris
Assistant Director Jimmy Sangster
Production Manager John (Pinky) Green
Continuity Renee Glynne
Hairdresser Nina Broe
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Ken Hughes


Mark Kendrick Alex Nichol
Carol Forrest Hilary Brooke
Beverley Forrest Sidney James
Andrea Forrest Susan Stephen
Vincent Gordon Paul Carpenter
Inspector MacLennan Alan Wheatly
Harry Stevens Peter Illing
Doctor Emery Gordon McCleod
Mrs Hardcastle Joan Hickson
Mr Hardcastle John Sharp
Frank Hugh Dempster
Head Waiter Monti de Lyle


Joan Hickson went on to play Miss Marple in the BBC TV series in the 1980’s

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