1951 A Case for PC 49

A Case for PC 49 - 1951

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA)
Based on the popular B.B.C. feature
All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no relation to any real person, living or dead

Black & White 81 minutes


Uniformed bobby P.C.49 dreams of becoming a plain clothes detective. A chance comes his way when, to the consternation of his girlfriend, Joan, he is assigned to protect glamorous model Della Dainton, who has been receiving threatening letters. A murder soon follows, but 49, overwhelmed by Della's beauty, cannot believe that she could possibly be involved. Joan decides to solve the case herself... Watch the full film on YouTube


Screenplay by Vernon Harris and Alan Stranks
Production Manager Arthur Barnes
Editor James Needs
Continuity Renee Glynne
Recordist Edgar Vetter
Make-up Phil Leakey
Hair Stylist Anne Box
Assistant Director Jimmy Sangster
Casting Michael Carreras
Musical Director Frank Spencer
Camera Operator Peter Bryan
Director of Photography Walter Harvey
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Francis Searle 


Archibald Berkley Willoughby, PC49 Brian Reece
Joan Carr Joy Shelton
Della Dainton Christine Norden
Victor Palantine Leslie Bradley
Inspector Wilson Gordon McLeod
Sergeant Wright Campbell Singer
Cutler Jack Stewart
Chubby Michael Balfour
George Steele Michael Ripper
Elsie Joan Seton
Mrs Bott Edna Morris
Desk Sergeant John Sharpe
Police Sergeant Frank Hawkins
Jimmy Pewter John Barry
Coffee Dan John Warren


It is round about this time that Hammer made their "permanent" home at Bray Studios. Although they had used the building next door, Oakley Court, in earlier productions, the first film made at the studios themselves was "Cloudburst" (1951).

Also at this time, Hammer concluded a deal for US distribution with Lippert Films. Now able to spend more money, the films from now on generally show a marked improvement in production values. This filmography will reflect this change by giving, where possible, details of the American Distributor.

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