1953 Mantrap

Mantrap – 1953

Alternative title: Man in Hiding

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and United Artists (USA) 
Copyright 1952 by Exclusive Films Ltd. 
All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any real person, living or dead 
RCA Sound System 
Produced at Exclusive Studios, Bray
From the Original Story “Queen in Danger” by Elleston Trevor 

Black & White 79 minutes

Storyline

Mervyn Speight has escaped from prison, where he has been for the murder of a young woman two years earlier. He insists that he is an innocent man who was framed and lawyer Hugo Bishop, believing him, sets out to prove his story…

Crew

Art Director
Editor
Dialogue Director
Recordist
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Continuity
Make-up
Lois Maxwell’s Wardrobe by
Model Gowns by
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Played by
Conducted by
Screenplay by
Adaptation by
Produced by
Directed by

Elder Wills
Jim Needs
Nora Roberts
Jack Miller
Victor Wark
Bill Shore
Renee Glynne
D. Bonnor-Moris
Jane Ironside
Ricci Michaels Ltd.
Len Harris
Reginald Wyer
Doreen Carwithen
The Philarmonia Orchestra
Marcus Dodds
Paul Tabori and Terence Fisher
Paul Tabori
Michael Carreras and Alexander Paal
Terence Fisher

Cast

Hugo Bishop 
Thelma 
Speight 
Jerrard
Frisnay
Rex
Victor
Susie
Vera
Derval
Du Vancet
Barker
Doctor
Marjorie
Joanna
Alphonse
Laura
Plain Clothes Man
Detective
Receptionist
Fashion Compere

Paul Henreid
Lois Maxwell
Kieron Moore
Hugh Sinclair
Lloyd Lamble
Anthony Forwood
Bill Travers
Mary Laura Wood
Kay Kendall
Liam Gaffney
John Penrose
Conrad Phillips
Jack Stuart
Anna Turner
Christina Forrest
Arnold Diamond
Jane Welsh
Geoffrey Murphy
Terry Carney
Sally Newl
Barbara Kowin

Footnotes

Like Hammer, actor Kieron Moore later tried his hand at horror, starring in “Doctor Blood’s Coffin” (1960) and “The Day of the Triffids” (1962). Kay Kendall, who is also in Hammer’s “Wings of Danger” (1952), became a popular film actress until her premature death in 1959, at the age of just 33. Len Harris, mentioned here for the first time, became Hammer’s regular Camera Operator for the next ten years. Conrad Phillips, who plays Barker in this film, became William Tell in the ITC TV series of the early 1960s. He also appears in the horror film “Circus of Horrors” (1960).


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