The Anniversary – 1968
A Hammer Film production presented by Associated British Pathe Limited and released through Wamer-Pathe Distributors Limited (UK) and Twentieth Century-Fox (USA)
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
Made at the Elstree Studios of Associated British Productions Limited, Herts, England
Technicoior 95 mins
Every year, obsessively domineering matriarch Mrs Taggart gathers round her the members of her family to celebrate her anniversary. But, it is not a time for celebration, more an occasion for all the bottled-up frustrations and hatred to bubble to the surface – and heaven help any one of them who has ideas for the future which do not fit in with Mother’s plans!
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Production Designed by
Director of Photography
Title music played by
From the stage play by
James Needs, GBFE
Peter Weatherley, GBFE
Charles Crafford, GBFE
Harry Waxman, BSc
The New Vaudeville Band
Roy Ward Baker
Sally-Jane Spencer, Arnold Diamond, Albert Shepherd and Ralph Watson
Roy Ward Baker was brought in to replace the original director Alvin Rakoff, with whom Bette Davis apparently found it impossible to work. Character actor James Cossins also appeared for Hammer in “The Lost Continent” (1968), “The Horror of Frankenstein” (1970), “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb” (1971) and “Fear in the Night” (1972).
Details were complied viewing the actual film.
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection