Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography

Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography

by Tom Johnson, Deborah Del Vecchio
     
 

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Though best known for its horror films, Hammer produced a wide variety of movies in many genres. The British studio was famous for its exciting stories and expert action—all on very small budgets and short shooting schedules.

From The Public Life of Henry the Ninth (1935) to The Lady Vanishes (1978), this is the definitive work on Hammer's 165 films.

Overview

Though best known for its horror films, Hammer produced a wide variety of movies in many genres. The British studio was famous for its exciting stories and expert action—all on very small budgets and short shooting schedules.

From The Public Life of Henry the Ninth (1935) to The Lady Vanishes (1978), this is the definitive work on Hammer's 165 films. Complete filmographic data are provided for each film, including release dates in both the United Kingdom and the United States, running time, length, distributor, complete cast and production credits, and alternate titles. These data are followed by an extensive plot synopsis, including contemporary critical commentary and behind-the-scenes information from many of the players and crew members.

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Though best known for its horror films, the British studio Hammer Films produced a wide variety of movies in many genres. This reference details its complete output of 165 films. Complete filmographic data is provided for each film, including release dates in both the UK and the US, running time, length, distributor, cast and production credits, and alternate titles. This data is followed by an extensive plot synopsis, including contemporary critical commentary and behind- the-scenes information from players and crew members. With 236 b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Classic Images
exactly what it promises to be.... An impressive job
Journal of Popular Culture
an encyclopedic wealth of information...an important research tool
Psychotronic
"excellent"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786469222
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/27/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
422
Sales rank:
463,401
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Tom Johnson, author of several books on horror cinema, taught and coached cross country and track for 30 years. He is still involved in the school system and lives in Shillington, Pennsylvania. Deborah Del Vecchio is a freelance writer living in Delaware.

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