1970 Crescendo

Crescendo – 1970

A Hammer Film production released through Warner-Pathe Dimibutors Limited (UK) and Warner-Seven Arts (USA)

Copyright MCMLXIX Hammer Film Productions Limited – All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate 

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

RCA Sound System 

Produced at A.B.P. Studios, Boreham Wood, England and on location in France 

Technicolor 95 mins


A young music student, Susan Roberts, arrives in the South of France to research a thesis she is writing about a dead composer. She is greeted at his home by his widow, Danielle, and his wheelchair-bound son, Georges, a strange and intense young man. But all is not well in the household and Susan is soon caught up in a nightmare of recurring dreams, insanity, drug addiction and murder!


Art Director
Production Manager
Assistant Art Director
Property Buyer
Set Dresser
Assistant Director
Sound Mixer
Dubbing Mixer
Sound Editor
Construction Manager
Recording Supervisor
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Played by
and featuring Solo Piano
Solo Saxophone
Conducted by
Screenplay by
From an original screenplay by
Produced by
Directed by

Scott MacGregor
Chris Barnes
Hugh Marlow
Don Picton
Ron Baker
Freda Pearson
Jack Martin
Claude Hitchcock
Len Abbott
Roy Hyde
Lillian Lee
Stella Morris
Ivy Emmerton
Jackie Breed
Arthur Banks
A.W. Lumkin
John Winbolt
Paul Beeson, BSc
Malcolm Williamson
The London Symphony Orchestra
Clive Lythgoe
Tubby Hayes
Philip Martell
Jimmy Sangster and Alfred Shaughnessy
Alfred Shaughnessy
Michael Carreras
Alan Gibson



Stephanie Powers
James Olson
 Margaretta Scott
Jane Lapotair
Joss Ackland
Kirsten Betts


American actor James Olson could not have been happy with his experience at Hammer, having made two flops for them in quick succession, this one and the same year’s “Moon Zero Two!”. His other films include the horror prequel “Amityville II the Possession” (1982).Stefanie Powers went on to star opposite Robert Wagner in the long-running American thriller series “Hart to Hart”. Canadian director Alan Gibson made two more films for Hammer, “Dracula A.D.1972” (1972) and “The Satanic Rites of Dracula” (1973). He died in 1987.

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