1953 The Flanagan Boy

The Flanagan Boy – 1953

Alternative title: Bad Blonde

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA) 
Copyright 1953 by Exclusive Films Ltd. 
All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any real person, living or dead 
RCA Sound System

Black & White 81 minutes


Sharkey and his mate Charlie run a boxing booth in a funfair, where a young merchant seaman named Johnny Flanagan impresses them with his skill in the ring. They persuade promoter Giuseppe Vecchi to back Johnny and soon he is on the way to the top of his sport. But disaster follows when he embarks on an affair with Vecchi’s beautiful, but scheming wife, an affair which ends in murder!
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Directed by 

Wilfred Arnold
James Needs
Patrick Jenkins
Bill Salter
Jimmy Sangster
John (Pinky) Green
Renee Glynne
Phil Leakey
Nina Broe
Leonard Harris
Walter Harvey, BSc
Ivor Slaney
The New Symphony Orchestra
Guy Elmes
Richard Landau
Max Catto
Anthony Hinds
Reginald Le Borg 


Giuseppe Vecchi
Johnny Flanagan (introducing)
Mrs Vecchi
Mrs Corelli Selma
Police Inspector
Mr Corelli

Barbara Payton
Frederick Valk
Sidney James
John Slater
Tony Wright
Marie Burke
Vaz Dias
George Woodbridge
Enzo Coticchia
Bettina Dickson 


Hollywood director Reginald Le Borg’s previous credits include the 1943 Universal horror film “The Mummy’s Ghost”, starring Lon Chaney, Jr. Character actor George Woodbridge appears as a police inspector in this film. His Cornish accents have infiltrated most of Europe for Hammer over the years, for instance the Carpathians in “Dracula” (1958) and “Dracula – Prince of Darkness” (1966), Germany in “The Revenge of Frankenstein” (1958), Spain in “The Curse of the Werewolf” (1961) and even Cornwall in “The Reptile” (1966)!

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