The Hellfire Club (film)

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The Hellfire Club
The Hellfire Club FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Produced byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Written byLeon Griffiths
Jimmy Sangster
StarringKeith Michell
Music byClifton Parker
Edited byFrederick Wilson
Release date
February 1961 (1961-02)
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

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 regular Miles Malleson.

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