1957 The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein – 1957

A Hammer production released by Wamer Brothers
Copyright MCMLVII
Clarion Film Production.
MPAA Approved Certi!icate No. 18491 
RCA Sound Recording
Produced at Bray Studios 
Eastmancolour by Humphries Laboratories
81 Mins


The film introduces itself with the on-screen information:- “More than a hundred years ago, in a mountain village in Switzerland, lived a man whose strange experiments with the dead have since become legend. The legend is still told with horror the world over…..It is the legend of…..The Curse of Frankenstein.”
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Production Designer
Art Director
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Hair Stylist
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Music Director
Screenplay by
Based on the classic story by
Associate Producer
Executive Producer
Produced by
Directed by 

James Needs
Bernard Robinson
Ted Marshall
Don Weeks
Derek Whitehurst
Doreen Soan
Dorothy Holloway
H. Montsash
Phil Leakey
Len Harris
Jack Asher, BSc
James Bernard
John Hollingsworth
Jimmy Sangster
Mary W. Shelley
Anthony Nelson Keys
Michael Carreras
Anthony Hinds
Terence Fisher


Baron Victor Frankenstein
Paul Kempe (by permission of A.B.P.C.)
Young Victor
Professor Bernstein
Little Boy
Young Elizabeth

Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee
Hazel Court
Robert Urquhart
Valerie Gaunt
Noel Hood
Melvin Hayes
Paul Hadtmuth
Fred Johnson
Michael Mulcaster
Alex Gallier
Claude Kingston
Andrew Leigh
Ann Blake
Sally Walsh
Middleton Woods
Raymond Ray


Little did they know it, but with the arrival of actors Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, Production Designer and miracle-worker Bernard Robinson and Photographer Jack Asher, Hammer now had more or less in place the team which would transform their fortunes virtually overnight. So much has been said and written about “The Curse of Frankenstein” that it seems superfluous to say more. Suffice it to say that it was a seminal horror movie, showing dismembered body parts and large quantities of blood and gore in all their full-colour glory, and it (and its successors) have influenced the making of films of the genre ever since.
Hazel Court was already a dab hand at horror, having been scared witless by the rather unfriendly “Devil Girl from Mars” (1954). She worked again for Hammer in “The Man Who Could Cheat Death” (1959) and then starred in “Doctor Blood’s Coffin” (1960), before appearing for Roger Corman in his adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘”The Premature Burial” (1961); “The Raven” (1963) and “The Masque of the Red Death” (1964).
Melvyn Hayes, who plays the young Baron here, gained further fame, or perhaps notoriety, as Gloria in the BBC TV sitcom “It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum”.

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