1961 The Curse of the Werewolf

The Curse of the Werewolf – 1961

A Hammer Film production released by Universal Pictures
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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 
Technicolor 88 mins


Spain: A wandering beggar falls foul of the sadistic Marques Siniestro and is flung into a dungeon, where he remains for years, virtually forgotten. Then a young mute servant girl also upsets the Marques and, to teach her a lesson, she is put in the cell with the beggar, who rapes her and promptly dies. The girl kills the Marques and escapes, but now she is pregnant by the beggar. It seems that her baby will be born on Christmas Day and local legend has it that there is only one fate in store for an unwanted child conceived in such circumstances and born on the Lord’s birthday…
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Screenplay by
Based on the novel “The Werewolf of Paris” by
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Produced by
Directed by 

Bernard Robinson
James Needs
Clifford Parkes
Alfred Cox
John Peverall
Don Mingaye
Jock May
Alban Streeter
Tilly Day
Roy Ashton
Frieda Steiger
Molly Arbuthnot
Stuart Lyons
Les Bowie
Len Harris
Arthur Grant, BSC
Benjamin Frankel
John Elder
Guy Endore
Anthony Nelson Keys
Michael Carreras
Anthony Hinds
Terence Fisher


Servant Girl
Marques Siniestro
Young Leon
Pepe Valiente
Rosa Valiente
Old Soak
Don Fernando
Don Enrique
Rico Gomez
Senora Zumara

Clifford Evans
Oliver Reed
Yvonne Romain
Catherine Feller
Anthony Dawson
Josephine Llewellyn
Richard Wordsworth
Hira Talfrey
Justin Walters
John Gabriel
Warren Mitchell
Anne Blake
George Woodbridge
Michael Ripper
Ewen Solon
Peter Sallis
Martin Matthews
David Conville
Denis Shaw
Charles Lamb
Serafina Di Leo
Sheila Brennan
Joy Webster
Renny Lister
Desmond Llewelyn


Before this film was made, Hammer planned to make one about the Spanish Inquisition, but there were rumours that the Catholic Office would take a very dim view of such a movie and try to have it banned. The project was therefore abandoned, but not before Bernard Robinson’s sets had been constructed. Not a company to waste resources, Hammer transferred the action of Guy Endore’s novel “The Werewolf of Paris” to Spain and Anthony Hinds wrote the script for “The Curse of the Werewolf”, the first of many screenplays written by him under the pseudonym John Elder. Welsh actor Clifford Evans returned to Hammer in 1963 to star as the vampire-killer in “The Kiss of the Vampire”.

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