1957 BBFC Cert. “A”

The Abominable Snowman

Alternative Title: The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas

Ignoring the advice of the Lhama and against the wishes of his wife, scientist John Rollason joins an expedition led by Tom Friend in search of the yeti, the legendary abominable snowman of the Himalayas. But Friend is not all he makes himself out to be and something in the mountains somehow seems to know the true nature of the expedition…..

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Production Details

A Hammer production released by Warner Brothers (UK) and Twentieth Century-Fox (USA)

RCA Sound Recording
Produced at Bray Studios, England
A Hammerscope production
Black & White 81 mins

Filming Began 5th March 1957
UK Release: 26th August 1957

Bray Studios, Down Place, Oakley Green, Berkshire
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire – Additional studio filming

Pyrenees, France

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Cast & Crew

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Original Poster
The Abominable Snowman 1957

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Sci-fi/fantasy writer Nigel Kneale’s most famous creation was Professor Quatermass and he wrote all three of the BBC TV series on which the Hammer films were based. Apart from “The Abominable Snowman”, his other work for Hammer is the screenplay for “The Witches” (1966). For the BBC, he also wrote the eerie play “The Stone Tape”.

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