1952 BBFC Cert. “A”

The Last Page

Alternative Title: Man Bait

Bookshop manager John Harman lands in trouble when, while working late at night with one of the shop assistants, Ruby, her blouse is accidentally torn on a filing cabinet. Ruby is talked into making more of the incident by the caddish Jeff Hart and attempts to blackmail her boss. But things go terribly wrong when Ruby is killed by Hart, and John, now suspected of the murder, goes on the run…

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Production Details

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA)
From the play “Last Page” by James Hadley Chase

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

RCA Sound System
Royal Philarmonic Orchestra
Black & White 84 minutes

Filming Began: 1st June 1951
UK Release: 19th May 1952

Bray Studios, Down Place, Oakley Green, Berkshire

Stills from film

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Cast & Crew

Red = Uncredited

Original Poster
The Last Page 1952

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Terance Fisher, Hammer’s most highly regarded Director, makes his debut with the Company here.

With the support of Lippert, Hammer now began to bring over established Hollywood stars to boost the appeal of their films in the US. George Brent, who was in fact a British subject, was the first of these. He had appeared in the classic musical 42nd Street (1933), as well as in The Rich Are Always With Us (1932) and Dark Victory (1939). His co-star in the latter two was Bette Davis, who herself would later work for Hammer in The Nanny (1965) and The Anniversary (1968).

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