Dick Barton Strikes Back – 1949
A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films by arrangement with Ted Kavanagh Associated.
Adapted from the radio feature by arrangement with the BBC.
Opening credit:- “The major part of this film was shot on actual locations. The producers wish to thank the following for facilities granted – The Tower Blackpool, American Overseas Airways, KLM Airways, The South London Electricity Board, The London Zoo.”
Studio sequences filmed at Viking Studios, Kensington, London.
Recorded on the Viking sound system.
Screenplay by Elizabeth Baron and Ambrose Grayson from an original story by Ambrose Grayson.
Black & White 73 minutes
Once again, wonder man special agent Dick Barton is called on to save Britain from almost certain disaster. This time he and his chum Snowey White do battle with ruthless foreign activists, who have developed a machine to blow up the town of Blackpool and annihilate its inhabitants!
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Camera Operator Peter Newbrook eventually became a Producer. His credits include the 1967 horror film “Corruption”, starring Peter Cushing.
Don Stannard (Dick Barton) and Sebastian Cabot (Fouracada) were involved in a car crash in Cookham Dean, Berkshire, England, on July 9, 1949. Stannard, who was driving, was killed instantly but Cabot escaped with only minor injuries.
Sebastian Cabot went on to provid the voice for Bagheera in Disney’s Jungle Book (1967).
Details were complied viewing the actual film.
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection