1959 The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling – 1959

Columbia Pictures Corporation presents A Hammer Film production
Copyright © MCMLIX by Hammer Film Productions Ltd. All rights reserved


MPAA Approved Certificate No. 18346
ROI Sound Recording 

With ideas stolen from Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Produces at Bray Studios, England

Black and White 80 minutes

Storyline

Henry Jeckyll was always the outsider, a bungling and awkward buffoon, relegated to waiting for his invitation to participate in life that never arrived: until he discovers a medical formula developed by his Great, Great Grandfather, which claimed to turn ‘a man of timid disposition into a bold, fearless dragon’. Taking a draught of the elixir Henry is transformed into suave, sophisticated and highly desirable Teddy Hyde. Armed with his new persona, Teddy is ready to face the world; but is Henry ready for the consequences?

Crew

Supervising Editor
Editor
Sound Recordist
Soundeditor
Production Designer
Production Manager
Assistant Directors
Continuity
Make-upArtist
Hair Stylist
Wardrobe Mistress
Models Dresses
Special Effects
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Musical Supervisor
Background Music Composed by
The Ugly Duckling Theme by
Cha Cha Chaquito written by
Musical Numbers Staged by
Screenplay by
Story by
Associate Producer
Produced by
Directed by

James Needs
John Dunsford
Jock May
Arthur Cox
Bernard Robinson
Don Weeks
John Peverall, Phil Shipway
Margaret Lavelly
Roy Ashton
Henry Montsash
Molly Arbuthnot
Frank Usher
Len Harris
Les Bowie
Michael Reed
John Hollingsworth
Douglas Gamley
Brian Fahey
John Gregory
Lionel Blair
Sid Colin and Jack Davies
Sid Colin
Tommy Lindon-Haynes
Michael Carreras
Lance Comfort

Cast

Henrietta
Reginald
Miss Angers
Victor
Bimbo
Angel
Inspector Barclay
Henry
Snout
with
Dandy
Fish
Peewee
Benny
Mark Pascoe
Det. Sgt. Barnes
Monsieur Blum
Receptionist
Barman
Customer
The Rockets


Old Time Dancers

Models



Maudy Edwards
Reginald Beckwith
Shelagh Dey
Jon Pertwee
Jess Conrad
Norma Marla
Richard Wattis
Bernard Bresslaw
Jean Muir
Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Elwyn Brook-Jones
Michael Ripper
David Lodge
Harold Goodwin
Michael Ward
John Harvey
Jean Driant
Sheila Hammond
Verne Morgan
Alexander Dore
Vicki Marshall, Gerry Phillips, Jill Carson, Alan Coleshill, Mary Wilson, Robert Desmond
Lola Morice, Richard Duke, Stella Kimball, Jack Armstrong, Alice St.Leger, Jamie Barnes, Aileen Lewis, Peter Mander
Heather Downham, Aldine Honey, Malka Alanat, Helen Pohlman, Helga Wahlrow, Ann Mayhew, Jacqueline Perrin

Footnotes

The film was shot in the summer of 1959 and was not a success at the box office losing ₤20,000.
John Pertwee went on to become the 3rd Doctor in the BBC TV series “Doctor Who”.
Richard Wattis appeared in two other Hammer productions “The Abominable Snowman” (1957), and “Stolen Face” (1952).
Harold Goodwin’s other Hammer appearances included, Pat in “The Mummy” (1959) and and uncredited performance as a burglar in “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed” (1969)

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