1951 To Have and To Hold

To Have and to Hold – 1951

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films
From the play by Lionel Browne

Black & White 63 minutes


Brian Harding has a life of idyllic bliss deep in the cosy bosom of the beautiful English countryside. But his tranquil existence is shattered when he suffers a fall while out horse riding. The accident cripples him, but there is worse news to come when his doctor tells him that he has only a short time to live. Although madly in love with his wife, June, Brian knows that she really loves their friend, Max, and decides to act horribly towards her so that she will turn against him and plan for her future without him. Then, matters are complicated by the arrival on the scene of Max’s long-lost daughter, Peggy.


Screenplay by
Shooting Script by
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Hair Stylist
Second Unit Director
Director of Music
Song “A Midsummer Day” by
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Produced by
Directed by

Reginald Long
Godfrey Grayson
Arthur Barnes
James Needs
Renee Glynne
Jimmy Sangster
Phil Leakey
Monica Hustler
Prudence Sykes
Edgar Vetter
Derek Greene
Frank Spencer
F. Spencer and R. Long
Peter Bryan
Walter Harvey
Anthony Hinds
Godfrey Grayson


Brian Harding 
Peggy (introducing) 
Dr Prichard 

Patrick Barr
Avis Scott
Robert Ayres
Harry Fine
Ellen Pollock
Richard Warner
Eunice Gayson
Peter Neil


This film marks the end of Director Godfrey Grayson’s short but productive career with Hammer. Patrick Barr worked for Hammer again in “Death of an Angel” (1952) and as Lord Carradine in “The Satanic Rites of Dracula” (1973). Eunice Gayson went on to appear as Margaret in Hammer’s “The Revenge of Frankenstein” (1958). She also played Sean Connery’s girlfriend Sylvia in the James Bond film “From Russia with Love” (1963).

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