Don’t Panic Chaps – 1959
Hammer A.C.T Films
MPAA Approved Certificate No. 19389
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Adapted from the original radio play by Ronald George Holroyd and Michael George Corston
Western Electric Recording
A Hammerscope Production
Made at Walton Studios, Walton-on-Thames, England
RCA Sound Recording
Black & White 85 minutes
During World War II, a pair of observation teams, German and British, are left on a remote Adriatic island, then forgotten. The two sides call a truce and live harmoniously; that is until beautiful Elsa is cast ashore and war breaks out anew.
Originally called Carry On Chaps, the title was changed following the success of the “Carry On” series.
Terence Alexander was best known for his role as Charlie Hungerford in the BBC TV drama “Bergerac”, which ran for nine series from 1981.
Harry Fowler, a prolific character actor, is known for “The Pickwick Papers” (1952), “Hue and Cry” (1947) and “Went the Day Well?” (1942). His first wife, actress Joan Dowling, took her own life by gas poisoning at the age of 26.
Details were complied viewing the actual film.
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection