1965 The Nanny

The Nanny – 1965

A Hammer film production presented by Associated British Productions Limited afld released through Warner-Pathe Distributors Limited (UK) and Twentieth Century-Fox (USA)

Copyright MCMLXV 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 System 

Made at the Elstree Studios of Associated British Productions Limited, Herts, England 

Black and White 93 mins 


Nanny is the mainstay of the Fane household, so why does ten-year-old Joey hate her so much? She seems so sweet and innocent, yet he will not eat anything cooked by her, will not sleep in a room prepared by her and will not even take a bath unless she swears to keep out of the room. There must be something wrong with Joey, because there can’t possibly be anything wrong with Nanny, can there:…?
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Assistant Director
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Sound Editor
Hair Stylist
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Wardrobe Mistress
Recording Supervisor
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Director of Photography
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Screenplay by
Based on the novel “The Nanny” by 
Produced by
Directed by

Edward Carrick
James Needs
George Fowler
Tom Simpson
Christopher Dryhurst
Norman Coggs
Charles Crafford
Renee Glynne
Tom Smith
A.G. Scott
Rosemary Burrows
Mary Gibson
A.W. Lumkin
Kelvin Pike
Harry Waxman, BSC
Richard Rodney Bennett
Philip Martell
Jimmy Sangster
Evelyn Piper
Jimmy Sangster
Seth Holt


Dr Medman
Dr Beamaster
Dr Wills
Mrs Griggs

Bette Davis
Wendy Craig
Jill Bennett
James Villiers
William Dix
Pamela Franklin
Jack Watling
Maurice Denham
Alfred Burke
Nora Gordon
Sandra Power
Harry Fowler
Anghharad Aubrey


This was Hammer’s last black and white production. Bette Davis’s roles in this film and in “The Anniversary” (1968) came about as a result of the fact that Hammer at the time was co-owned by the Hyams, her son-in-law’s family. Seth Holt, a very experienced film editor from the golden school of Ealing, directed two other films for Hammer – “Taste of Fear” (1961), and “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb” (1971). Pamela Franklin played the little girl Flora, one of the children beset by ghosts in Jack Clayton’s chilling film “The Innocents” (1961), which was photographed by Freddie Francis.

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