1954 A Stranger Came Home

A Stranger Came Home – 1954

Alternative Title:  The Unholy Four

A Hammer Film Production released by  Lippert Pictures Inc.
Copyright MCMLIV by Exclusive  Films Ltd.
MPAA Approved Certilicate No. 14942
All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any real person living or dead.
RCA Sound System

Black & White 80 minutes


Philip Vickers mysteriously reappears to his wife and friends during a party at her upscale country estate after an absence of four years. He had been presumed dead after he disappeared on a fishing trip in Portugal with three friends. He was knocked unconscious and pushed overboard by an unknown assailant. In the interim, he had suffered from amnesia but now has regained his faculties. All the potential suspects, including his wife, are at the party. When one of them is killed, the police are called in, and suspicion for the crime falls on the vengeful Vickers.

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Director of Photography
Musical Director
Music Composed by
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Production Manager
Sound Recording
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Make Up
Furs by
Screenplay by
From the novel “Stranger at Home” by
Produced by
Directed by

James Harvey
John Hollingsworth
Leonard Salzedo
J. Elder Wells
Bill Lenny
Jimmy Sangster
Sid Wiles and Ken Cameron
Len Harris
Jack Causey
Phil Leakey
Eileen Bates
Molly Arbuthnot
Michael Carreras
George Sanders
Michael Carreras
Terence Fisher


Philip Vickers
Job Crandall
Bill Saul
Joan Merill
Inspector Traherne
Sergeant Johnson
Medical Examiner

Paulette Goddard
William Sylvester
Patrick Holt
Paul Carpenter
Alvys Maben
Russell Napier
Kay Callard
David King-Wood
Jeremy Hawk
Pat Owens
Jack Taylor
Kim Mills
Owen Evans
Philip Lennard


The novel “Stranger At Home” by George Sanders, which this film is based on, was actually ghost-written by Leigh Brackett. William Sylvester appeared in Stanly Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968). Patrick Holt played an uncredited First Lieutenant in Hammer’s 1958 film “Further Up The Creek”

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