1958 The Snorkel

The Snorkel – 1958

A Hammer Film production released by Columbia Pictures
Copyright MCMLVIII by Clarion Films Ltd. – All rights reserved
MPAA Approved Certilicate No. 18852

All characters and events depicted in this film are fictitious and any similatity to persons living or dead is coincidental

RCA Sound Recording 
Produced at Bray Studios 
Black & White 90 mins


Housewife Vera Watson nags her husband, George, for wasting money on gambling on the horses. He promises to give it up, but, when he and his neighbour Ted win a horse in the Irish Sweepstakes, the temptation to have one last bet is too great. Now, the only problem he has is to make sure that Vera does not find out….


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Screenplay by
From “The Snorkel” by
Produced by
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Jack Asher BSC
Francis Chagrin
John Hollingsworth
John Stoll
James Needs
Don Weeks
Renzo Lucidi
Len Harris
Tom Walls
Jock May
Ken Cameron
Doreen Dearnaley
Phil Leakey
Henry Montsash
Molly Arbuthnot
Anthony Nelson-Keys
Peter Myers and Jimmy Sangster
Anthony Dawson
Michael Carreras
Guy Green


Paul Decker
Jean Edwards
Candy Brown
The Inspector
Daily Woman
Italian Gardener
Toto – the dog 

Peter van Eyck
Betta St John
Mandy Miller
Gregoire Aslan
William Franklyn
Marie Burk
Henri Vidon


Betta St John also starred with Hammer favourite Christopher Lee in the 1960 horror “The City of the Dead”. William Franklyn’s one other appearance  for Hammer was in 1973’s “The Satanic Rites of Dracula”, but was probably best known for the “Schhh… You Know Who” television adverts for Schweppes from 1965 to 1973. The was Mandy Miller’s last film, although she continued acting in various roles for television until 1963.

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