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The Hellfire Club

  • Film

Time Out says

Baker and Berman produced, directed and shot this yarn, written by Leon Griffiths and Jimmy Sangster, and based, peripherally, on the dodgy doings of the 18th century club for sensation-seeking gentlemen. Jason, an orphaned acrobat in a travelling circus (Michell, suitably energetic), is heir to the Netherden estate, which has been usurped by his cousin Thomas, the Hellfire's decadent new president (Arne). To retrieve what's his, Jason becomes a Netherden groom, arouses Thomas's mistress (Corri) and ends in Newgate under sentence of death, until the Prime Minister intervenes to save him. Surprisingly light on debauchery and occasionally perhaps too jocular for its own good, this costume melodrama nevertheless occasionally skips out of the rut.
Written by TJ

Release Details

  • Duration:93 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Robert S Baker, Monty Berman
  • Screenwriter:Leon Griffiths, Jimmy Sangster
  • Cast:
    • Keith Michell
    • Peter Arne
    • Adrienne Corri
    • Kai Fischer
    • Peter Cushing
    • Bill Owen
    • Tutte Lemkow
    • Miles Malleson
    • Andrew Faulds
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