1949 Meet Simon Cherry

Meet Simon Cherry ("the Rev") - 1949

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films 
Recorded by United Programmes 
From the original story by Godfrey Grayson 
Based on Gale Pedrick's radio series "Meet the Rev"

Black & White 67 minutes


Simon Cherry "the rev", is a churchman whose flock in the tough East End of London is a severe tax on his energies. He decides to take a break away from it all and sets off for a holiday in the country. His car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and he seeks help at the remote mansion belonging to the highly respectable Harling family, who offer him shelter for the night. But the death of Lisa Colville, the beautiful daughter of Lady Harling, prolongs his stay as he decides to investigate its strange circumstances. His enquiries uncover a complex tale of family tragedy and intrigue. Could the butler really have done it? Click here to see the full film on YouTube


Screenplay by A.R. Rawlinson and Godfrey Grayson
Production Manager Arthur Barnes
Assistant Director Leon Bijou
Continuity Renee Glynne
Art Director Denis Wreford
Recordist Edgar Vetter
Make-up Phil Leakey
Hair Stylist Monica Hustler
Casting Mary Harris
Editor Ray Pitt
Camera Operator Peter Bryan
Director of Photography Cedric Williams
Musical Directors Frank Spencer and Rupert Grayson
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Godfrey Grayson


Simon Cherry ("the rev") Hugh Moxey
Lisa Colville Zena Marshall by arrangement with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation
Alan Colville Anthony Forwood
Henry Dantry John Bailey by arrangement with A.B.P.C.
Lady Harling Courtney Hope
Monica Harling Jeanette Tregarthen
Charlie Arthur Lovegrove
Young Ernest Butcher
Doctor Gerald Case


Peter Bryan, one of Hammer's Camera Operators at this time, later became a scriptwriter, His writing credits for Hammer include "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959), "The Brides of Dracula" (1960) and "The Plague of the Zombies" (1966).

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