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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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One of Hammer's very best. See more (33 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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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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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of Hammer's very best., 2 February 2005
Author: Tlaloc from Australia

While Britains's Hammer film company made their reputation with remakes of the hoary old horror staple potboilers such as their Draculas and their Frankensteins, their true strength was in the creation of relatively small budget genre films that shone with matchless originality and talent. "Captain Clegg" is Hammer Films at their very best.

The story concerns Captain Collier of the English Customs Service arriving in a small seaside town in search of smugglers and of his old arch nemesis, the pirate, Captain Clegg. he soon discovers that things in the village are not as simple as they seem. For a start, there are the "marsh phantoms" which are more than capable of frightening people to death, and then there is evidence of large quantities of illegal rum. The plot thickens as Collier seizes the trail and as the villagers fight back in ways quite unexpected for people familiar with this kind of story. Captain Clegg is a rare blend of horror, suspense and swashbuckling comedy that would not be emulated until 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Legend of the Black Pearl." The plot is full of twists and evil jokes and never lets anything get in the way of what is after all, simply a rollicking good yarn.

The acting is frequently nothing short of breathtaking. Peter Cushing as the Reverend Doctor Blyss is at the top of his very considerable form and delivers an masterful performance. "Doctor Blyss" is a fully rounded and complex antihero character of undeniable magnetism and amazing power. A young and almost unbelievably handsome Oliver Reed delivers an arch and catlike performance that with have viewers rolling in the aisles on one hand and swooning on the other. Michael Ripper delivers what may have been the performance of his career, his character, "Jeremiah Mipps" is worthy of the great Leonard Rossiter at his best.

"Captain Clegg" AKA "Night Creatures" is not a perfect film, but it is one which has found an abiding place in my heart. A true classic, I cannot remember it without smiling.

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