1959 Ten Seconds to Hell

Ten Seconds to Hell  – 1959

A Hammer-Seven Arts production released by United Artists Copyright 1959 by Hammer Film Productions Ltd. 
MPAA Approved Certificate No. 19235 
Klangfilm-Eurocord Sound System 
Processed at Universum Film AG, Berlin 
Made in the U.F.A. Film Studios, Tempelhof, Berlin 
Black & White 93 mins 


In Berlin after the war, a group of bomb-disposal experts pay into a kitty, with the agreement that the last surviving member of the team will collect the lot. One by one, their numbers dwindle…..Watch the full film on Dailymotion


Production Designer 
Supervising Editor 
Sound Editor 
Production Managers 
Sound Recording 
Assistant Directors 
Camera Operators 
Director of Photography 
Music Composed by 
Musical Director 
Screenplay by 
From the novel “The Phoenix” by 
Produced by 
Directed by 

Ken Adam
James Needs
Henry Richardson
Roy Hyde
Basil Keys and George Mohr
Heinz Garbowski
Phyllis Crocker
Rene Dupont and Frank Winterstein
Molly Arbuthnot 
Len Harris and Herbert Geier
Ernest Laszlo
Kenneth V. Jones
John Hollingsworth
Robert Aldrich and Teddi Sherman
Lawrence P. Bachmann
Michael Carreras
Robert Aldrich


Karl Wirtz 
Eric Koertner 
Margot Hofer 
Major Haven 
and with 

Jeff Chandler
Jack Palance
Martine Carol
Robert Cornthwaite
Dave Willock
Wes Addy
Richard Wattis
Virginia Baker and Jimmy Goodwin


American Robert Aldrich went on to make a rod for his own back when he directed Hollywood ‘grandes dames’ Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in the magnificently over-the-top shocker “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” (1962). It was an experience he even tried to repeat in 1964 with “Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte”, but Crawford backed out after shooting had begun and was replaced by Olivia de Havilland. Aldrich’s other films include “The Dirty Dozen” (1967), “The Killing of Sister George” (1968) and, as producer only, “Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice?” (1969). He died in 1984. Jack Palance played the part of Dracula in a TV movie of 1973. His other ventures into fantasy include Amicus’s “Torture Garden” (1967, with Peter Cushing) and “Godzilla versus the Cosmic Monster” (1976). More recently, he appeared in “Batman” (1989).

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