1964 The Gorgon

The Gorgon – 1964

A Hammer film Production released by Columbia Pictures 

Copyright MCMLXIV Hammer Film Productions Ltd, – 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 Recording 

Produced at Bray Studios England, 

Eastmancolour by Pathe 83 mins


Opening title:- “Overshadowing the village of Vandorf stands the Castle Borski. From the turn of the century a monster from an ancient age of history came to live here. No living thing survived and the spectre of death hovered in waiting for her next victim.”When his son Bruno is killed in mysterious circumstances, Professor Heitz travels to Vandorf hoping to find out the truth; but instead he is greeted by a conspiracy of silence involving Dr Namaroff, the top medical man there, and the police. The superstitious, frightened villagers try to make him leave but he refuses, determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. Then one night he is lured by a siren-like voice to the Castle Borski, where he stares straight into the eyes of the Gorgon. Instantly, he begins to turn to stone…..
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Based on an original story by
Produced by
Directed by

Bernard Robinson
James Needs
Don Weeks
Bert Batt
Eric Boyd-Perkins
Don Mingaye
Ken Rawkins
Roy Hyde
Pauline Harlow
Roy Ashton
Frieda Steiger
Rosemary Burrows
Syd Pearson
Peter Diamond
C. Cooney
Michael Reed
James Bernard
Marcus Dods
John Gilling
J. Llewellyn Devine
Anthony Nelson Keys
Terence Fisher


Professor Meister
Paul Heitz
Carla Hoffmann
Professor Heitz
Mad Martha
Janus Cass
and with

Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee
Richard Pascoe
Barbara Shelley
Michael Goodlife
Patrick Troughton
Jack Watson
Joyce Hemson
Prudence Hyman
Alister Williamson
Joseph O’Connor, Redmond Philips, Jeremy Longhurst, Tony Gilpin and Michael Peake


Barbara Shelley had already appeared in horror films, such as “Cat Girl” (1957) and “Blood of the Vampire” (1958, written by Jimmy Sangster). For Hammer, she also made “The Secret of Blood Island” (1965), “Dracula – Prince of Darkness” (1966), “Rasputin – the Mad Monk” (1966) and “Quatermass and the Pit” (1967): This was the second time in his career that actor Michael Goodliffe played a statue. In “Up the Creek” (1958), he played the statue of Nelson on top of his famous column in Trafalgar Square!

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