1957 The Abominable Snowman

The Abominable Snowman – 1957

Alternative Title: The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas

A Hammer production released by Wamer Brothers (UK) and Twentieth Century-Fox (USA)

RCA Sound Recording
Produced at Bray Studios, England
A Hammerscope production
Black & White 81 mins 


Ignoring the advice of the Lhama and against the wishes of his wife, scientist John Rollason joins an expedition led by Tom Friend in search of the yeti, the legendary abominable snowman of the Himalayas. But Friend is not all he makes himself out to be and something in the mountains somehow seems to know the true nature of the expedition….. Watch the trailer on YouTube


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Produced by
Directed by

Bernard Robinson
Ted Marshall
 Bill Lenny
Don Weeks
Jock May 
Robert Lynn
Doreen Soan
Beatrice Dawson
Phil Leakey
Henry Montsash
Molly Arbuthnot
Len Harris
Arthur Grant 
John Hollingsworth
Humphrey Searle
Nigel Kneale
Anthony Nelson-Keys
Michael Carreras
Aubrey Baring
Val Guest


Tom Friend
John Rollason
Helen Rollason
Peter Fox
Ed Shelley
Major Domo

Forrest Tucker
Peter Cushing
Maureen Connell
Richard Watts
Robert  Brown
Michael Brill
Wolfe Morris
Arnold Marle
Anthony Chin


Sci-fi/fantasy writer Nigel Kneale’s most famous creation was Professor Quatermass and he wrote all three of the BBC TV series on which the Hammer films were based. Apart from “The Abominable Snowman”, his other work for Hammer is the screenplay for “The Witches” (1966). For the BBC, he also wrote the eerie play “The Stone Tape”.

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