Hammer's Feature Films

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1. The Public Life of Henry the Ninth (1935)

60 min | Comedy

Henry, an unemployed London street entertainer, gets his big break when he is engaged to perform as the opening act of a cabaret in local pub. He proves a huge success and his popularity ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Mainwaring | Stars: Leonard Henry, Betty Frankiss, George Mozart, Wally Patch

2. Phantom Ship (1935)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

Director: Denison Clift | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson, Edmund Willard

Votes: 640

3. Song of Freedom (1936)

TV-PG | 66 min | Drama, Music

A black British dockworker named Johnny Zinga becomes a famous singer and learns that he is the rightful king of the African island of Casanga.

Director: J. Elder Wills | Stars: Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Esme Percy, Robert Adams

Votes: 272

4. Sporting Love (1936)

67 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

Farce of two brothers in a continual trough of financial depression.

Director: J. Elder Wills | Stars: Stanley Lupino, Laddie Cliff, Eda Peel, Lu Ann Meredith

Votes: 8

5. The Bank Messenger Mystery (1936)

56 min | Crime, Mystery

A bank teller who believes he has been unjustly fired gets together with two professional thieves to rob the bank.

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: George Mozart, Francesca Bahrle, Paul Neville, Marilyn Love

8. Dick Barton, Detective (1948)

70 min | Action, Crime

Government agent Dick Barton battles a ring of Nazi spies who are planning to poison the entire London water supply.

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Don Stannard, George Ford, Jack Shaw, Gillian Maude

Votes: 93

9. River Patrol (1948)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

River detectives go undercover to foil a ruthless gang of nylon smugglers.

Director: Ben R. Hart | Stars: John Blythe, Lorna Dean, Wally Patch, Stan Paskin

Votes: 47

10. Who Killed Van Loon? (1948)

48 min | Crime, Drama

A man searching for a cache of diamonds rescues a Dutch cutter from a concentration camp and murders his partner, throwing the blame on the former's daughter.

Directors: Gordon Kyle, Lionel Tomlinson | Stars: Raymond Lovell, Kay Bannerman, Robert Wyndham, John Dodsworth

11. The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel (1949)

67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A police constable goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of violent thieves.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Hugh Latimer, John Penrose, Annette D. Simmonds, Pat Nye

Votes: 56

12. Celia (1949)

64 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An actress is persuaded by her boyfriend, the head of a private-detective agency, to take a job as a housekeeper in the home of a wealthy elderly woman. It seems that no one has seen the ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Hy Hazell, Bruce Lester, John Bailey, Elsie Wagstaff

Votes: 35

13. Dick Barton Strikes Back (1949)

73 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

Special Agent Dick Barton uncovers a ring of international psychopathic criminals with plans to dominate the world using a terrifying weapon of mass destruction.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Don Stannard, Bruce Walker, Sebastian Cabot, James Raglan

Votes: 104

14. Dr. Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress (1949)

73 min | Mystery

A young woman goes missing under strange circumstances. A friend of hers tries to find out what happened and it almost leads to another case of a missing young woman. Dr. Morrell has his hands full trying to solve this case.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Valentine Dyall, Julia Lang, Hugh Griffith, Philip Leaver

Votes: 78

15. The Jack of Diamonds (1949)

73 min | Drama

Down on their luck, a couple rent out their ship to a mysterious man looking for treasure he'd hidden during the war. Complications ensue when it turns out he's not the only one looking for it.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Cyril Raymond, Joan Carroll, Dolly Bouwmeester

Votes: 16

16. The Man in Black (1949)

80 min | Thriller

A yogi seemingly dies while simulating death and his evil second wife, and her daughter, try to force his daughter into insanity for control of his estate.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Betty Ann Davies, Sheila Burrell, Sidney James, Anthony Forwood

Votes: 205

17. Meet Simon Cherry (1949)

67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When the reclusive invalid daughter of Lady Harling is found dead, a young lady is suspected of murdering her.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Hugh Moxey, Jeannette Tregarthen, Anthony Forwood, Ernest Butcher

Votes: 35

18. Dick Barton at Bay (1950)

68 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

Special Agent Dick Barton has been assigned to recover a kidnapped professor and de-activate a death ray before catastrophe occurs and World War III is declared.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Don Stannard, Tamara Desni, George Ford, Meinhart Maur

Votes: 96

19. The Lady Craved Excitement (1950)

60 min | Comedy, Mystery

A music-hall performer and her boyfriend find themselves caught up in the machinations of a trio of not particularly bright crooks.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Hy Hazell, Michael Medwin, Sidney James, Andrew Keir

Votes: 23

20. Room to Let (1950)

68 min | Crime, Drama

In London in 1904, neighbours begin to suspect that a very strange man calling himself Dr. Fell may in fact be the infamous Jack the Ripper.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Jimmy Hanley, Valentine Dyall, Christine Silver, Merle Tottenham

Votes: 60

21. Someone at the Door (1950)

65 min | Mystery

A man and his sister live in a country home, not knowing that there is stolen loot hidden there. A gang of criminals attempts to get them to move so they can get the loot for themselves.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Michael Medwin, Garry Marsh, Yvonne Owen, Hugh Latimer

Votes: 24

22. What the Butler Saw (1950)

61 min | Comedy

A British nobleman who has spent the majority of his life running a tropical island returns to England. He finds that an island princess has fallen in love with his butler. Finding that ... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Edward Rigby, Henry Mollison, Mercy Haystead, Michael Ward

Votes: 130

23. The Black Widow (1951)

62 min | Crime, Drama

Mark Sherwin ( Robert Ayres) is the victim of a brutal beating and car theft. The thief dies in a crash; Mark suffers from amnesia, and recuperates on a horse-training property. Discovering... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Christine Norden, Robert Ayres, Jennifer Jayne, Anthony Forwood

Votes: 63

24. A Case for PC 49 (1951)

80 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

PC 49 grapples with a beautiful artist's model in a case involving the murder of a millionaire.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Brian Reece, Joy Shelton, Christine Norden, Leslie Bradley

Votes: 51

25. Cloudburst (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Mystery

A Canadian World War II veteran working for the British Foreign Office scours England for the killer who murdered his wife.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Robert Preston, Elizabeth Sellars, Colin Tapley, Sheila Burrell

Votes: 270

26. The Dark Light (1951)

75 min | Drama

The crew of a lighthouse rescues people they believe to be survivors of a shipwreck, only to find out that they are a gang of bank robbers on the run from the law.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Albert Lieven, David Greene, Norman MacOwan, Martin Benson

Votes: 18

27. To Have and to Hold (1951)

63 min | Drama

In this melodrama, a man is permanently crippled in a horseback riding accident and then learns that he will soon die. He spends his last few days taking care of his family and trying to get his wife to find another man.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Avis Scott, Patrick Barr, Robert Ayres, Harry Fine

Votes: 24

28. The Rossiter Case (1951)

75 min | Drama, Mystery

A husband cheats on his disabled wife--who has been paralyzed in a car accident--with her sister. When the sister is murdered he is accused of the crime, but it turns out that he may not be the killer after all.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Helen Shingler, Clement McCallin, Sheila Burrell, Frederick Leister

Votes: 44

29. Whispering Smith vs. Scotland Yard (1952)

Passed | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

US sleuth Whispering Smith arrives in London on vacation, but soon becomes embroiled in a murder case.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Richard Carlson, Greta Gynt, Rona Anderson, Herbert Lom

Votes: 58

30. Death of an Angel (1952)

64 min | Crime, Drama

An older doctor in a rural area takes on a younger physician as his partner. When the older doctor's wife is found murdered, the man becomes the chief suspect, especially when he suddenly ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Patrick Barr, Jane Baxter, Julie Somers, Raymond Young

Votes: 40

31. Scotland Yard Inspector (1952)

Not Rated | 73 min | Mystery

An English woman asks an American detective visiting London to help find her brother's killer.

Directors: Sam Newfield, Pat Jackson | Stars: Cesar Romero, Lois Maxwell, Bernadette O'Farrell, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 76

32. Man Bait (1952)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama

The married owner of a bookstore is attracted to his sexy blonde clerk. He finally gives in to temptation and makes a pass at her, but that only results in him getting enmeshed in blackmail and murder.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: George Brent, Marguerite Chapman, Raymond Huntley, Peter Reynolds

Votes: 430

33. Never Look Back (1952)

73 min | Drama

A female lawyer hears a knock on her door one night and discovers that it is an old boyfriend, whose current girlfriend has thrown him out, and he needs a place to stay the night. She ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Rosamund John, Hugh Sinclair, Guy Middleton, Henry Edwards

Votes: 27

34. Stolen Face (1952)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama

A doctor repairs a female inmate's disfigured face to match the lovely woman who left him, and marries her, only to find out how abusive she is.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Paul Henreid, Lizabeth Scott, André Morell, Mary Mackenzie

Votes: 530

35. Dead on Course (1952)

Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When his girlfriend's brother's cargo plane is lost at sea, nagging questions arise, and pilot Richard Van Ness gets caught in a web of blackmail and smuggling.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Zachary Scott, Robert Beatty, Naomi Chance, Kay Kendall

Votes: 164

36. Three Stops to Murder (1953)

76 min | Crime, Drama

Discharged by his employer, a private eye stays on a jewel theft case after a model with information for him is murdered.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Tom Conway, Mila Parély, Naomi Chance, Eric Pohlmann

Votes: 59

37. Bad Blonde (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Sport

A scheming blonde seduces a fighter and convinces him to murder her husband, a fight manager.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Barbara Payton, Frederick Valk, John Slater, Sidney James

Votes: 246

38. Four Sided Triangle (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

Bill and Robin, helped by their childhood friend, Lena, develop a "reproducer" which can exactly duplicate any object. Bill, crushed when Lena marries Robin, convinces her to allow him to ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Barbara Payton, James Hayter, Stephen Murray, John Van Eyssen

Votes: 527

39. Gambler and the Lady (1952)

Not Rated | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A social-climbing American with a business in illegal gambling falls in love with a blue blood, but gangsters and a jealous ex-girlfriend stand in the way of happiness.

Directors: Patrick Jenkins, Sam Newfield, Terence Fisher | Stars: Dane Clark, Kathleen Byron, Naomi Chance, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 227

40. Man in Hiding (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A wrongly convicted murderer escapes prison to find the real killer.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Paul Henreid, Lois Maxwell, Kieron Moore, Hugh Sinclair

Votes: 84

41. The Saint's Girl Friday (1953)

73 min | Crime, Mystery

A private detective goes after the people who murdered his girlfriend.

Director: Seymour Friedman | Stars: Louis Hayward, Naomi Chance, Sydney Tafler, Charles Victor

Votes: 112

42. Spaceways (1953)

74 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A small group of closely-guarded British scientists test their first rocket amidst indications of matrimonial strife in the community. After the partial failure of the firing, a couple go ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Howard Duff, Eva Bartok, Alan Wheatley, Philip Leaver

Votes: 330

43. The Black Glove (1954)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama

Newly arrived in Britain, a jet-lagged musician impulsively goes to the apartment of a beautiful blues singer he's just met and hours later is accused of her murder.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Alex Nicol, Eleanor Summerfield, John Salew, Paul Carpenter

Votes: 94

44. Paid to Kill (1954)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama

A failed business deal forces James Nevill to blackmail his weak-willed friend into murdering him so that his wife can collect his insurance, but circumstances suddenly change.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Dane Clark, Cecile Chevreau, Paul Carpenter, Thea Gregory

Votes: 200

45. Heat Wave (1954)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama

An American writer living in England gets entangled in a scheme by a beautiful blonde to murder her rich husband.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Alex Nicol, Hillary Brooke, Sidney James, Susan Stephen

Votes: 384