1953 BBFC Cert. “A”

The Flanagan Boy

Alternative Title: Bad Blonde

Sharkey and his mate Charlie run a boxing booth in a funfair, where a young merchant seaman named Johnny Flanagan impresses them with his skill in the ring. They persuade promoter Giuseppe Vecchi to back Johnny and soon he is on the way to the top of his sport. But disaster follows when he embarks on an affair with Vecchi’s beautiful, but scheming wife, an affair which ends in murder!

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Production Details

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA)
Copyright 1953 by Exclusive Films Ltd.

All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any real person, living or dead

New Symphony Orchestra
RCA Sound System
Black & White 81 minutes

Filming Began: 1st November 1952
UK Release: 12th October 1953

Bray Studios, Down Place, Oakley Green, Berkshire

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Cast & Crew

Red = Uncredited

Original Poster
The Flannagan Boy 1953

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Hollywood director Reginald Le Borg’s previous credits include the 1943 Universal horror film “The Mummy’s Ghost”, starring Lon Chaney, Jr.

Character actor George Woodbridge appears as a police inspector in this film. His Cornish accents have infiltrated most of Europe for Hammer over the years, for instance the Carpathians in “Dracula” (1958) and “Dracula – Prince of Darkness” (1966), Germany in “The Revenge of Frankenstein” (1958), Spain in “The Curse of the Werewolf” (1961) and even Cornwall in “The Reptile” (1966)!

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