Face the Music – 1954
A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA)
Copyright 1953 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, England
Black & White 84 minutes
Jazz trumpeter James Bradley (“Brad”) is working in a show at the London Palladium when he meets beautiful night-club singer Maxine Halbard. He takes her back to her flat, but absent-mindedly leaves his trumpet behind when he leaves. The next day the police return it to him – Maxine has been murdered and it seems that he was the last person to see her alive. Now under suspicion of the crime, Brad sets out to clear his name…
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Director of Photography
Trumpet Theme and Special Arrangements by
From the novel “Face the Music” by
J. Elder Wills
Bill Salter and George Burgess
Ivor Slaney and Kenny Baker
Arthur Lane, Martin Boddey, Paula Byrne and “Kenny Baker’s Dozen”
American actor Alex Nicol made one more film for Hammer – “The House Across the Lake” (1954). Fred Johnson was another of those character actors who was employed quite regularly by Hammer. His films for them include “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957), “The Brides of Dracula” (1960) and “Taste of Fear” (1961). He probably had his quietest role in “Taste of Fear”, playing a corpse which keeps turning up throughout the film!
Details were complied viewing the actual film.
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection