1965 Hysteria

Hysteria – 1965

A Hammer film production released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Copyright MCMLXIV Hammer Film Productions Ltd, – All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate No.20701 

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 

Westrex Recording System 

Produced at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios, Elstree, England 

Black and White 85 mins 


American Chris Smith wakes up in a clinic with amnesia after being injured in a car crash. He is discharged and moves into a London flat which, like his medical treatment, has been paid for by an anonymous benefactor. While there,he meets the beautiful but enigmatic Denise and soon finds himself at the heart of a complicated and deadly murder plot.
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Production Designer
Supervising Editor
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Hair Stylist
Wardrobe Mistress
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Musical Supervisor
Written and Produced by
Directed by

Edward Carrick
James Needs
Don Weeks
Basil Rayburn
Yvonne Axworthy
Cyril Swern
Roy Hyde
Alec Garfath
Alice Holmes
Maude Churchill
Chambers & Partners
David Harcourt
John Wilcox, BSc
Don Banks
Philip Martell
Jimmy Sangster
Freddie Francis


Chris Smith
Dr Keller
Marcus Allen
French Girl
Allen’s Secretary
and with

Robert Webber
Lelia Goldoni
Anthony Newlands
Jennifer Jayne
Maurice Denham
Peter Woodthorpe
Sue Lloyd
Kiwi Kingston
Marianne Stone
John Arnatt
Sandra Boize and Irene Richmond


American actor Robert Webber was not a sufficiently high-power name to spark much box-office interest in this unsuccessful addition to Hammer’s catalogue of psychological thrillers. Composer Don Banks was used occasionally by Hammer as an alternative to James Bernard. His other musical contributions for them are to “Captain Clegg” (1962), “Nightmare” (1963), “The Evil of Frankenstein” (1964), “The Brigand of Kandahar” (1965), “Rasputin – the Mad Monk” (1966), “The Reptile” (1966) and “The Mummy’s Shroud” (1966). On one occasion, the two men both provided music for the same film – Amicus’s “Torture Garden” (1967).

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