1962 Captain Clegg

Captain Clegg – 1962 

Alternative Title: Night Creatures

A Hammer-Major production released by Universal Pictures 

Copyright MCMLXII by Universal Pictures Company Inc. – All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate No. 20200

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

RCA Sound Recording 

Made at Bray Studios, England 

Processed by Humphries Laboratories 

Print by Technicolor 82 mins


Opening title:- “1792 – The Romney Marshes – flat and desolate – was the land of a proud and independent people. Their shores faced the shores of France – and many was the shipload of wine and brandy smuggled across the sea in defiance of the king’s revenue men. Many legends have come from this corner of England – but none so widely believed or widely feared – as the legend of the Marsh Phantoms – who rode the land on dark misty nights – and struck fear into the hearts of all who crossed their paths…..”Captain Collier and his men arrive in the village of Dymchurch following a tip-off that the place is a hive of smuggling activity, but the villagers have been forewarned of their approach and they find nothing. The village has all the outward appearance of rural respectability and at its heart is the affable, ever-gracious figure of the local rector, Dr. Blyss. In the tiny churchyard is the grave of Captain Clegg, a notorious pirate hanged for his crimes. But Collier’s suspicions are aroused further when a mulatto, whose tongue was cut out by Clegg, reacts violently on seeing the familiar features of the rector….
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Bernard Robinson
James Needs
Don Weeks
Eric Boyd-Perkins
John Peverall
Don Mingaye
Jock May
Terry Poulton
Tilly Day
Roy Ashton
Frieda Steiger
Molly Arbuthnot
Rosemary Burrows
Les Bowie
Bob Simmons
Len Harris
Arthur Grant, BSc
Don Banks
Philip Martell
John Elder
Barbara S. Harper
John Temple-Smith
Peter Graham Scott


Dr Blyss, alias Captain Clegg
Captain Collier
Mrs Rash
Frightened Man
1st Sailor
2nd Sailor
Tom Ketch
Pirate Bosun

Peter Cushing
Patrick Allen
Oliver Reed
Michael Ripper
Yvonne Romain
Derek Francis
Martin Benson
David Lodge
Daphne Anderson
Milton Reid
Jack MacGowran
Peter Halliday
Terry Scully
Rupert Osborne
Sydney Bromley
Gordon Rollings
Bob Head
Colin Douglas


Curiously, this was one of two films of the same story which both appeared in 1962, the other being Walt Disney’s “Dr Syn, alias the Scarecrow”, starring Patrick McGoohan and directed by James Neilson. Yvonne Romain also appeared in Hammer’s “The Curse of the Werewolf” (1961) and “The Brigand of Kandahar” (1965). John Temple-Smith worked for Hammer again as producer of “The Viking Queen” (1966).

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