MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,022 this week

Helter Skelter (1949)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Romance  -  July 1949 (UK)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 57 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

A detective gets involved with a wealthy socialite who can't seem to stop hiccupping.

Director:

Writers:

(additional dialogue), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

all
a list of 2755 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 176 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
a list of 96 titles
created 01 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Helter Skelter" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Helter Skelter (1949)

Helter Skelter (1949) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Helter Skelter.

User Polls

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Manson Family Movies (Video 1984)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In response to the legend that the "Manson Family" may have filmed themselves in some of theirs exploits, this film is a re-creation as to what a film of their may have been like. The film,... See full summary »

Director: John Aes-Nihil
Stars: Rick the Precious Dove, John Aes-Nihil, Katie Lazarus
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Bertrand is an accountant employed by a large London firm. When he uncovers an accounting error, his employer is so thirlled that he send he, and his new wife, to Monte Carlo. The trip, however, is not completely as it seems...

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Glynis Johns, Rossano Brazzi, Robert Morley
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Arthur Prohack is an official in the Treasury Department with a reputation for fiscal efficiency and running a tight ship. One day he finds out that a struggling businessman to whom he once... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Cecil Parker, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley
Night Tide (1961)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival. After strange occurrences, ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mr. Gray is the new Resident in Charge of the Welcome Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Islands are full of life, but the only other Europeans are the "sanctimonious, psalm-singing" ... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box
Stars: Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden
Blanche Fury (1948)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ambitious poor relation Blanche Fullerton accepts a job as governess from her wealthy cousins who have adopted the name Fury since they acquired the ancestral home of the Fury family. ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Allégret
Stars: Valerie Hobson, Stewart Granger, Michael Gough
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from prison, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Roome
Stars: Jack Warner, Jane Hylton, David Tomlinson
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Mika Ninagawa
Stars: Kaori Momoi, Nao Ômori, Kiko Mizuhara
Crook's Tour (1941)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Charters and Caldicott, touring in the Near East, are mistaken for German agents and handed in error a gramophone record which contains vital information for Britain's enemies.

Director: John Baxter
Stars: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Greta Gynt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Marsh ...
Susan Graham
...
Nick Martin
Mervyn Johns ...
Ernest Bennett
Peter Hammond ...
Spencer Stone
Richard Hearne ...
Peter Haddon ...
Major Basil Beagle
Geoffrey Sumner ...
Humphrey Beagle
...
Headwaiter / Charles II
...
Giselle
...
Himself
Jimmy Edwards ...
Himself
Colin Gordon ...
Chadbeater Longwick
Judith Furse ...
Mrs. Martin
Edmund Willard ...
Ezekial
Robert Lamouret ...
The 'Duck' Man
Edit

Storyline

A detective gets involved with a wealthy socialite who can't seem to stop hiccupping.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Hip-Hiccup-Hooray!


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

July 1949 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Terry-Thomas also performs his celebrated sketch "Technical Hitch" in this movie, which made him famous in the late 1940s. See more »

Connections

Features Would You Believe It! (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye Hawaii
(uncredited)
Written by Vic Robins, Leo Towers, Dave Apollon and Harry Leon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great repeat to watch with cocoa and popcorn
6 January 2002 | by (Balnarring, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is periodically repeated on Australia's ABC and each time I watch it I am struck by how far ahead of its time it was. Sure, it's black and white, but the jokes are funny and the story actually takes advantage of tricks one can do with film which hadn't been possible with theatre.

The story centres around heiress Susan Graham (played by Carol Marsh) and her quest to rid herself of the hiccups. She is alternately aided and hindered in her quest by two guardian uncles (each of whom has a son who they hope will marry Susan), 'heroic' radio man Nick Martin (David Tomlinson) who in fact is brow-beaten by his domineering mother Mrs Martin (Judith Furse), but the film also segues into little comic vignettes.

Look quickly and you'll see Wilfred Hyde-White (of "My Fair Lady" fame) playing Dr Jekyll, Harry Secombe, Terry-Thomas, Mervyn Johns, Glynis Johns and many other notables of the time.

All in all, Helter Skelter is good clean fun and well worth watching at least once.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD or VIDEO? ronevickers
Silent Movie david-879
Discuss Helter Skelter (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?