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Captain Clegg
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Director:
Writers:
Anthony Hinds (screenplay) and
Barbara S. Harper (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
13 June 1962 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
What is the blood freezing secret of the night creatures? See more »
Plot:
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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User Reviews:
Enjoyable addition to the Hammer Legacy See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (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:
Gerry Crampton ... Tattooed Sailor (uncredited)
Harold Gee ... Fiddler (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
 
Sound Department
Jock May .... sound recordist
Terry Poulton .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
Ian Scoones .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
80 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was based on Russell Thorndike's "Doctor Syn - A Tale of Romney Marsh," but Dr. Syn's name was changed to Blyss to avoid legal problems with Walt Disney, who claimed exclusive rights to Thorndike's stories.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The tavern scenes feature a modern violin.See more »

FAQ

Why is the main character Reverend Blyss, and not Dr Syn?
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable addition to the Hammer Legacy, 4 July 2004
Author: erwan_ticheler from Amsterdam, Holland

"Captain Clegg" is definitely not the best Hammer movie ever (that is in my opinion "Dracula"(1958) which is one of the best horror movies ever by the way) but it still generates some fine acting and a pleasing 80 minutes of non pretentious fun.

This is not a genuine horror movie,it is more a costume drama with some horror elements but it never becomes scary of gruesome.The best part of the movie is the acting by Hammer legend Peter Cushing.He carries the movie with his usual skills,it is a shame that he was never recognized as a first class actor which he is in my view.Only George Lucas gave him a big time role in the original "Star Wars"(1977).The other actors also do their best.There is a wonderful performance from Patrick Allen and even Oliver Reed is not annoying.

Overall,I can't say that is a classic but it is enjoyable in ways that is difficult to explain.It probably is the strength of Peter Cushing that helps a lot. 6/10

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