1949 Meet Simon Cherry

Meet Simon Cherry – 1949

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films 
Recorded by United Programmes 
From the original story by Godfrey Grayson 
Based on Gale Pedrick’s radio series “Meet the Rev”

Black & White 67 minutes


Simon Cherry “the rev”, is a churchman whose flock in the tough East End of London is a severe tax on his energies. He decides to take a break away from it all and sets off for a holiday in the country. His car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and he seeks help at the remote mansion belonging to the highly respectable Harling family, who offer him shelter for the night. But the death of Lisa Colville, the beautiful daughter of Lady Harling, prolongs his stay as he decides to investigate its strange circumstances. His enquiries uncover a complex tale of family tragedy and intrigue. Could the butler really have done it? 

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Screenplay by
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Art Director
Hair Stylist
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Musical Directors
Produced by
Directed by

A.R. Rawlinson and Godfrey Grayson
Arthur Barnes
Leon Bijou
Renee Glynne
Denis Wreford
Edgar Vetter
Phil Leakey
Monica Hustler
Mary Harris
Ray Pitt
Peter Bryan
Cedric Williams
Frank Spencer and Rupert Grayson
Anthony Hinds
Godfrey Grayson


Simon Cherry (“the rev”) 
Lisa Colville

Alan Colville
Henry Dantry
Lady Harling
Monica Harling

Hugh Moxey
Zena Marshall by arrangement with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation
Anthony Forwood
John Bailey by arrangement with A.B.P.C.
Courtney Hope
Jeanette Tregarthen
Arthur Lovegrove
Ernest Butcher
Gerald Case


Peter Bryan, one of Hammer’s Camera Operators at this time, later became a scriptwriter, His writing credits for Hammer include “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1959), “The Brides of Dracula” (1960) and “The Plague of the Zombies” (1966).

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