1949 Celia

Celia – 1949

Edward J. Mason’s popular B.B.C. Feature. A Hammer Films Production Distributed by Exclusive Films
All characters in this photoplay are ficticious and bear no relation to any real person, living or dead.

Black & White 55 minutes


An actress is persuaded by her boyfriend, the head of a private-detective agency, to take a job as a housekeeper in the home of a wealthy elderly woman. It seems that no one has seen the woman for a while, and her new young husband is claiming that she is ill and doesn’t want to see anybody and is refusing to let anyone in the house.


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Hair Stylist
Hy Hazel’s hats created by
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Produced by
Directed by

Arthur Barnes
Leon Bijou
Denis Wreford
E. Vetter
Ray Pitt
R.C. Cox
Renee Glynne
Phil Leakey
Monica Hustler
Edna Wallace
Gertrude Harris
Cedric Williams
Peter Bryan
Frank Spencer and Rupert Grayson
R. Rawlinson, E.J. Mason and Francis Searle
Roy Plomley
Anthony Hinds
Francis Searle


Larry Peters
Lester Martin
Aunt Nora
Dr. Cresswell
Mr Haldane
Mrs Haldane
Inspector Parker
Miss Arnold
Woman in shop
Woman in shop
Desk Seargent 

Hy Hazel 
Bruce Lester
John Bailey 
Elsie Wagstaff 
Ferdy Mayne
Lockwood West 
John Sharp 
Joan Hickson 
James Raglan 
Jasmine Dee 
June Elvin 
Charles Paton
Olive Walter 
Grace Denbeigh-Russell
Martin Boddy 


Hy Hazel also appeared in Hammer’s 1950 film “The Lady Craved Excitement”. Her last role was in Marty Feldman’s “Every Home Should Have One” (1970). She was called Britain’s answer to Betty Grable and was described as having “the longest legs in showbusiness”.  She died on May 10 1970, at the age of 50, when she choked on a steak whilst dining at a Westminster restaurant. Roy Plomley, who was credited with additional dialogue here, also co-wrote Hammer’s “Doctor Morelle and the Case of the Missing Heiress” (1949). He also devised the BBC Radio show “Desert Island Discs” presenting 1791 editions over a 43 year period.
Filming Location: Dial Close Court, (a large 23 bedroomed country house) at Winter Hill, Cookham, Berkshire, England, UK was used as the mansion. This house was also used by Hammer in “Dr Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress” (1949), and “The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel” (1949) 

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