1950 Room to Let

Room to Let – 1950

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films 
United Programmes Sound System 
Adapted from the B.B.C. feature by Margery Allingham

Black & White 63 minutes

Storyline

To help make ends meet, the Musgrave family decides to rent out one of their rooms. A lodger arrives in the shape of Doctor Fell, a grim, rather menacing man, who soon begins to dominate the household. As time passes, his increasingly peculiar behaviour, together with the map of Whitechapel and the surgical instruments found in his room, raises suspicions that the Musgraves have none other than Jack the Ripper living in their house!

 Listen to the title music on YouTube.

Crew

Screenplay by
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Continuity
Art Director
Recordist
Make-up
Hair Stylist
Dress Designer
Casting
Editor
Cutter
Camera Operator
Music Composed and Conducted by 
Director of Photography
Produced by
Directed by

John Gilling and Godfrey Grayson
Arthur Barnes
Jimmy Sangster
Renee Glynne
Denis Wreford
E. Vetter
Phil Leakey
Monica Hustler
Myra Cullimore
Prudence Sykes
James Needs 
Alfred Cox
Peter Bryan
Frank Spencer
Cedric Williams
Anthony Hinds
Godfrey Grayson

Cast

Curly Minter
Doctor Fell
Mrs Musgrave
Alice
Molly Musgrave introducing
Mike Atkinson
Harding
J.J.
Sergeant
P.C. Smith
Mansfield
Editor
Atkinson
Porter
Tom
Matron
Butler 

Jmmy Hanley
Valentine Dyall
Christine Silver
Merle Tottenham
Constance Smith
Charles Hawtrey
Aubrey Dexter
J.A. La Penna
Reginald Dyson
Charles Mander
Cyril Conway
Lawrence Naismith
John Clifford
Stuart Saunders
Charles Houston
Harriet Petworth
F.A. Williams

Footnotes

The cast includes Charles Hawtrey, who became one of the stalwarts of the “Carry On” films. He also worked for Hammer in “Five Days” (1954). Three more names appear in Hammer credits for the first time here – John Gilling, Jimmy Sangster and James Needs, the Editor who was to piece together most of their great shock sequences. This is Jimmy Hanley’s only appearance for Hammer, he died in 1970 the same year that his daughter, Jenny Hanley, made her only appearance for Hammer in Scars of Dracula.


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