Hysteria – 1965
A Hammer film production released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Copyright MCMLXIV Hammer Film Productions Ltd, – All rights reserved
MPAA Approved Certificate No.20701
The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional
Westrex Recording System
Produced at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios, Elstree, England
Black and White 85 mins
American Chris Smith wakes up in a clinic with amnesia after being injured in a car crash. He is discharged and moves into a London flat which, like his medical treatment, has been paid for by an anonymous benefactor. While there,he meets the beautiful but enigmatic Denise and soon finds himself at the heart of a complicated and deadly murder plot.
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American actor Robert Webber was not a sufficiently high-power name to spark much box-office interest in this unsuccessful addition to Hammer’s catalogue of psychological thrillers.
Composer Don Banks was used occasionally by Hammer as an alternative to James Bernard. His other musical contributions for them are to “Captain Clegg” (1962), “Nightmare” (1963), “The Evil of Frankenstein” (1964), “The Brigand of Kandahar” (1965), “Rasputin – the Mad Monk” (1966), “The Reptile” (1966) and “The Mummy’s Shroud” (1966). On one occasion, the two men both provided music for the same film – Amicus’s “Torture Garden” (1967).
Details were complied viewing the actual film.
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection