1953 Spaceways

Spaceways – 1953

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA) 
Copyright 1952 by Exclusive Films Ltd. 
All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any real person, living or dead 
Freely adapted from the Radio Play by Charles Eric Maine
RCA Sound System 
Produced at Exclusive Studios, Bray

Black & White 76 minutes


It is an open secret that space scientist Stephen Mitchell and his wife, Vanessa, do not get along. So, when she and her lover, Philip Crenshaw, disappear, the suspicion is that Mitchell has killed them both and disposed of their bodies on board a rocket which has just been launched and which is destined to remain in orbit for decades to come. Mitchell decides that the only way to prove his innocence is to take up a second rocket and bring the first one back to Earth. Watch the official trailer on YouTube


Art Director
Sound Recordist
Assistant Director
Production Manager
Dialogue Director
Special Effects
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Director of Photography
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Played by
Screenplay by
Produced by
Directed by

 J. Elder Wills
Maurice Rootes
Bill Salter
Jimmy Sangster
Victor Wark
Renee Glynne
Nora Roberts
D. Bonnor-Moris
Polly Young
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Bowie, Margutti & Co. Ltd.
Len Harris
Reginald Wyer
Ivor Stanley
The New Symphony Orchestra
Paul Tabori and Richard Landau
Michael Carreras
Terence Fisher


 Stephen Mitchell
Lisa Frank
Philip Crenshaw
Professor Kelper
Vanessa Mitchell
General Hays
Toby Andrews
Mrs Rogers
and with

Howard Duff
Eva Bartok
Andrew Osborn
Philip Leaver
Cecile Chevreau
Alan Wheatley
Anthony Ireland
Michael Medwin
Marianne Stone
Hugh Moxey and David Horne


This early foray by Hammer into science-fiction is a low budget, and very slow-moving, foretaste of much better things to come. Alan Wheatley, who plays the investigator, Smith, in this film, became a familiar face with audiences of the 1950s when he took the part of the Sheriff of Nottingham in ITC’s long-running series “The Adventures of Robin Hood”, starring Richard Greene in the title role. Terence Fisher was one of the directors used on the series.

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