The Hellfire Club (film)

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The Hellfire Club
Directed byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Written byLeon Griffiths
Jimmy Sangster
Produced byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
StarringKeith Michell
CinematographyRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Edited byFrederick Wilson
Music byClifton Parker
Distributed byRegal Films International (UK)
Embassy Pictures (US)
Release date
February 1961 (1961-02)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Hellfire Club is a 1961 film inspired by the historical Hellfire Club, Sir Francis Dashwood's infamous 'Gentlemen's' society of the 18th century. It starred Keith Michell and featured Peter Cushing in a small cameo as enigmatic attorney Mr Merryweather.

According to the film, the club was famed for its depravity, debauchery, and devil worship. Although not a Hammer Films production, there are visual similarities. The script was co-written by Jimmy Sangster, and co-stars Hammer regulars Miles Malleson and Francis Matthews.


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