1963 The Damned

The Damned – 1963

Alternative Title: These are the Damned

A Hammer production released by Columbia Pictures 

Copyright MCMLXI Swallow Productions Ltd. – All right, reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the names characters or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound Recording 

Produced at Bray Studios, England 

Black & White 86 mins Hammerscope 

Storyline

American Simon Wells, on holiday in Weymouth, is set upon and beaten up by a motorbike gang led by the psychotic King. Later, Wells puts out to sea, taking with him King’s sister, Joan. Pursued by King and the gang, they take refuge in an isolated cove, where they stumble upon a top secret establishment in which radioactive children are being raised to safeguard the future of the human race after a nuclear holocaust.
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Crew

Editor
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Continuity
Make-up Artist
Hair Stylist
Wardrobe Supervisor
Casting
Sculpture
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composer
Musical Supervisor
Screenplay by
Based on the novel “The Children of Light” by
Associate Producer
Executive Producer
Producer
Director

Reginald Mills
Don Weeks
John Peverall
Jock May
Malcolm Cooke
Pamela Davies
Roy Ashton
Frieda Steiger
Molly Arbuthnot
Stuart Lyons
Frink
Anthony Heller
Arthur Grant, BSC
James Bernard
John Hollingsworth
Evan Jones
H.L. Lawrence
Anthony Nelson Keys
Michael Carreras
Anthony Hinds
Joseph Losey

Cast

Simon Wells
Joan
Freya Nielson
Bernard
King
Major Holland
Mr Dingle
Sid
Captain Gregory
Ted
Miss Lamont
Mr Stuart
Mr Talbot
Victoria
Elizabeth
Anne
Mary
Richard
Henry
William
George
Charles

MacDonald Carey
Shirley Ann Field
Viveca Lindfors
Alexander Knox
Oliver Reed
Walter Gotell
Brian Oulton
Kenneth Cope
James Villiers
Thomas Kempinski
Barbara Everest
Alan Mc Clellend
James Maxwell
Rachel Clay
Caroline Sheldon
Rebecca Dignam
Siobahn Taylor
Nicholas Clay
Kit Williams
Christopher Witty
David Palmer
John Thompson

Footnotes

This highly off-beat production proved something of a headache and it was two years before it came down off the shelf and was released in an unsuccessful double bill with Hammer’s “Maniac” (1963).There is no credit for Production Designer on the film, but sources name Bernard Robinson as the most likely candidate for the job.


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