1950 The Lady Craves Excitement

The Lady Craved Excitement – 1950

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films
Panacoustic Recording 
Cabaret sequence filmed at the Hotel de Paris, Bray
Based on the popular B.B.C. serial by Edward J. Mason

“The Lady Craves Excitement” and “Ladies of the Gaiety” by James Dyrenforth and George Melachrin

Black & White 69 minutes

Storyline

A madcap comedy, in which a couple of bungling cabaret artists stumble upon a plan to smuggle valuable works of art out of the country. To make matters worse, one of the gang is the mad descendant of the executioner of Anne Boleyn and is determined to re-enact the event, using Pat as head model for the part!
 Watch a clip from the film on YouTube

Crew

Screenplay by
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Continuity
Recordist
Make-up
Hair Stylist
Casting
Editor
Musical Director
Dances arranged by
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Produced by
Directed by

John Gilling, Edward J. Mason & Francis Searle
Arthur Barnes
James Sangster
Renee Glynne
Edgar Vetter
Phil Leakey
Monica Hustler
Prudence Sykes
John Ferris
Frank Spencer
Leslie Roberts
Peter Bryan
Walter Harvey
Anthony Hinds
Francis Searle

Cast

Pat
Johnny
Carlo
Inspector James
Peterson
Boris
Julia
Mugsy
1st Chorus Girl
2nd Chorus Girl
Lunatic

Hy Hazel
Michael Medwin
Sidney James
John Longden
Andrew Keir
Danny Green
Thelma Grigg
Ian Wilson
Barbara Hamilton
Jasmine Dee
Gordon Mulholland

Footnotes

Actor John Longden appeared in early Hitchcock films, such as “Blackmail” (1929) and “The Skin Game” (1931). He also turns up in Hammer’s “Quatermass 2” (1957) alongside “Carry On” regular Sidney James, who has his first role with Hammer here. Scottish actor Andrew Keir found more substantial parts with Hammer in “The Pirates of Blood River” (1962), “Dracula – Prince of Darkness” (1966), “Quatermass and the Pit” (1967) and “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb” (1971). This is the first Hammer film to feature the famous exterior of Oakley Court, the building next door to Bray Studios. Michael Medwin’s character even refers to it by its real name in the film.


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