1961 The Shadow of the Cat

The Shadow of the Cat – 1961

A John Penington Production presented by B.H.P.Films

Copyright MCMLXI by B.H.P.  Films Ltd. All rights reserved

MPAA Approved

All characters and incidents portrayed, and the names used herewith are ficticious and the similarity to any names, characters or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional

Westrex Sound System

A B.H.P. Film produced at Bray Studios, England

Black & White 86 mins


A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.


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Make Up 
Hair Stylist 
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Mikis Theodorakis
Arthur Grant BSc
 Bernard Robinson
John Pomeroy
Don Mingaye
Don Weeks
John Peverall
Len Harris
Jock May and Ken Cameron
Alban Streeter
Roy Ashton
Frieda Steiger
Molly Arbuthnot
Stuart Lyons
Les Bowie
John Holmes
Geoge Baxt
Jon Penington
John Gilling


Walter Venable
Beth Vanable
Jacob Venable
Clara, the Maid
Michael Latimer
Edgar Venable
Louise Venable
Inspector Rowles
Andrew, the Butler
The Grandfather
Ella Venable

Andre Morell
Barbara Shelley
William Lucas
Freda Jackson
Conrad Phillips
Richard Warner
Vanda Godsell
Alan Wheatley
Andrew Crawford
 Kynaston Reeves
Catherine Lacey


Although Hammer do not appear in the credits, this was clearly a Hammer Production. Not only was it filmed at Bray Studios, but many of the production crew were Hammer faithfuls, and all but one of the credited cast (Andrew Crawford) had worked (or were to work) for the company in a combined total of 28 other productions. Alan Wheatley played the Sheriff of Nottingham in ITC’s series “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1960’s), he also played Temmosus in BBC TV’s Doctor Who (1964), becoming the first character to be killed by a Dalek!

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