1950 BBFC Cert. “A”

Meet Simon Cherry

Simon Cherry “the rev”, is a churchman whose flock in the tough East End of London is a severe tax on his energies. He decides to take a break away from it all and sets off for a holiday in the country. His car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and he seeks help at the remote mansion belonging to the highly respectable Harling family, who offer him shelter for the night. But the death of Lisa Colville, the beautiful daughter of Lady Harling, prolongs his stay as he decides to investigate its strange circumstances. His enquiries uncover a complex tale of family tragedy and intrigue. Could the butler really have done it?

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Production Details

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films
Recorded by United Programmes
From the original story by Godfrey Grayson
Based on Gale Pedrick’s radio series “Meet the Rev”

Black & White 67 minutes

Filming Began: 1st May 1949
UK Release: 10th May 1950

Cookham Dean, Berkshire, England

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Cast & Crew

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Peter Bryan, one of Hammer’s Camera Operators at this time, later became a scriptwriter. His writing credits for Hammer include The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), The Brides of Dracula (1960) and The Plague of the Zombies (1966).

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