1959 The Stranglers of Bombay

The Stranglers of Bombay – 1959

A Hammer Film production in association with Kenneth Hyman released by Columbia Pictures 
Copyright MCMLlX by Hammer Film Productions Ltd. – All rights reserled
MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound Recording 
Produced at Bray Studios 
Black and White 80 mins Megascope 


Opening titles:- “For hundreds of years there existed in India a perverted religious sect dedicated to the wanton destruction of human life…..so secret was this savage cult that even the British East India Company, rulers of the country at the time, was unaware of their existence…..until…..in 1829…..” Captain Lewis suspects that the disappearance of a host of local people may be connected to a secretive cult and, despite the incredulity of his fellow officers, makes it his mission to discover the truth. Watch the full film on YouTube


Production Designer
Supervising Editor
Production Manager
Historical Adviser
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Hair Stylist
Wardrobe Mistress
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Musical Supervisor
Written by
Associate Producer
Executive Producer

Bernard Robinson
James Needs
Don Weeks
Michael Edwards
Alfred Cox
John Peverall
Jock May
Arthur Cox
Tilly Day
Roy Ashton
Henry Montsash
Molly Arbuthnot
Len Harris
Arthur Grant, BSc
James Bernard
John Hollingsworth
David Z. Goodman
Anthony Nelson-Keys
Michael Carreras
Anthony Hinds
Terence Fisher


Captain Lewis
Captain Connaught-Smith
Patel Shari
High Priest
Mary Lewis
Lieutenant Silva
Girl Thug
Street Seller

Guy Rolfe
Allan Cuthbertson
Andrew Cruikshank
Marne Maitland
George Pastell
Jan Holden
Paul Stassino
Tutte Lemkow
John Harvey
Roger Delgardo
Marie Devereux
Warren Mitchell


George Pastell’s characters in Hammer films usually had very unpleasant ends. In this film, he is thrown alive on to a blazing funeral pyre; in “The Mummy” (1959), he has his back snapped in half by Christopher Lee; and, in “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb” (1964), his brains are squashed to a pulp by Dickie Owen. Life must have seemed quiet indeed when he was called on to dub Andre Morell’s role in “She” (1965)!

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