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Anthony Hinds (screenplay) and
Barbara S. Harper (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
13 June 1962 (USA) See more »
What is the blood freezing secret of the night creatures? See more »
In this engaging costume melodrama of skulduggery on the low seas set back in the 18th-century, the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Rev. Dr. Blyss
Yvonne Romain ... Imogene - serving wench
Patrick Allen ... Captain Collier

Oliver Reed ... Harry Cobtree
Michael Ripper ... Jeremiah Mipps (coffinmaker)
Martin Benson ... Mr. Rash (innkeeper)
David Lodge ... Navy Bosun
Derek Francis ... Squire Anthony Cobtree
Daphne Anderson ... Mrs. Rash

Milton Reid ... Mulatto

Jack MacGowran ... Frightened Man
Peter Halliday ... 1st Sailor Jack Pott
Terry Scully ... 2nd Sailor Dick Tate
Sydney Bromley ... Old Tom Ketch
Rupert Osborne ... Gerry (as Rupert Osborn)

Gordon Rollings ... Wurzel
Bob Head ... Peg-Leg
Colin Douglas ... Pirate Bosun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Brandon ... Sailor (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton ... Tattooed Sailor (uncredited)
Harold Gee ... Fiddler (uncredited)

Kate O'Mara ... Girl at Inn (uncredited)
Jack Sharp ... Churchgoer (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Parishoner (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Graham Scott 
Writing credits
Anthony Hinds  screenplay (as John Elder) and
Barbara S. Harper  additional dialogue

Russell Thorndike  novel "Dr. Syn" (uncredited)

Produced by
John Temple-Smith .... producer
Original Music by
Don Banks 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eric Boyd-Perkins 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
Art Direction by
Don Mingaye 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist
Production Management
Don Weeks .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Peverall .... assistant director
Peter Medak .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jock May .... sound recordist
Terry Poulton .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
Ian Scoones .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... fight sequence staged by
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Harris .... camera operator
Jack Curtis .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Tom Edwards .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Arbuthnot .... wardrobe supervisor
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
James Needs .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical director
Other crew
Tilly Day .... continuity

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Captain Clegg" - UK (original title)
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82 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Norway:16 (1962) | Sweden:15 | UK:12 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Hammer was originally due to film "I Am Legend" (the Richard Matheson novel) under the title "Night Creatures", but this was abandoned when the BBFC informed them that they would not pass the film. As Hammer had promised the U.S distributors a film called "Night Creatures" the title was passed on to the already completed Night Creatures (1962) instead.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The tavern scenes feature a modern violin.See more »
Imogene - serving wench:Well if youv,e all done staring.
1st Sailor Jack Pott:If it,s all the same to you miss i,d like a few minutes more.
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Why is the main character Reverend Blyss, and not Dr Syn?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Saw it once and it stuck with me.., 4 February 2001
Author: Carl ( from Tampa, Fl

It's really hard to say but there are a handful of films that Horror fans worship yet they can't really be classified as Horror in the true sense. These films walk the thin line between Horror and Escapism and for some indescribable reason we view them as we would, say, a sleazy slasher or a bloody, profane gorefest. And most often, like I do, end up dubbing these films as the cream of the Horror genre.

I saw Night Creatures (1962) years ago on late, late night t.v. (about 2:45 in the a.m. on a very fuzzy broadcast station) and haven't yet recovered from it's power. Spooky escapist fare with strong horror trappings. Kinda like running around in fog at midnight.

Anyway, beautiful little film, definitely an unsung masterpiece from Hammer Studios. Don't know why this film is so damn hard to get a hold of. Anchor Bay has been releasing lotsa Hammer and I know they're no dummies, so why aren't they putting this gem out? It would also be sweet if Disney would re-issue their own version of Captain Clegg (Alias Dr. Syn, the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh) which, incidentally, came out the same year as Hammer's version.

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