Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Hammer's 1940s–50s crime films.

Ad for A Case for PC 49.
In the film and TV journal Scope, David Mann examines some crime films of Hammer after World War II, including The Man in Black (1949; adapt. of John Dickson Carr's radio series Appointment with Fear), Dr. Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress (1949), Meet Simon Cherry (1949), and A Case for PC 49 (1951). There's an unfortunate and distracting misspelling of noted producer Val Gielgud's surname throughout.


Dan_Luft said...

This stuff, along with Pirate movies, is stuff by Hammer that I've never seen available on legal video. Is any of it out now?

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

It appears that the films mentioned in this article are not yet released on DVD, although other Hammer crime-related films appear in various Hammer Film Noir collections:

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

I asked Hammer Films if there were any plans to release the crime films discussed. Its reply: "No definite plans as yet, though we do hope that the entire back-catalogue will be released in the future."