The Damned – 1963
A Hammer production released by Columbia 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
Black & White 86 mins Hammerscope
American Simon Wells, on holiday in Weymouth, is set upon and beaten up by a motorbike gang led by the psychotic King. Later, Wells puts out to sea, taking with him King’s sister, Joan. Pursued by King and the gang, they take refuge in an isolated cove, where they stumble upon a top secret establishment in which radioactive children are being raised to safeguard the future of the human race after a nuclear holocaust.
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Director of Photography
Based on the novel “The Children of Light” by
Arthur Grant, BSC
Anthony Nelson Keys
Shirley Ann Field
Alan Mc Clellend
This highly off-beat production proved something of a headache and it was two years before it came down off the shelf and was released in an unsuccessful double bill with Hammer’s “Maniac” (1963).There is no credit for Production Designer on the film, but sources name Bernard Robinson as the most likely candidate for the job.
Details were complied viewing the actual film.
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection