The Lady Craved Excitement

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The Lady Craved Excitement
"The Lady Craved Excitement" (1950).jpg
Directed by Francis Searle
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Written by John Gilling
Francis Searle
Based on a BBC radio serial by Edward J. Mason
Starring Hy Hazell
Michael Medwin
Sidney James
Andrew Keir
Music by Frank Spencer
Cinematography Walter J. Harvey
Edited by John Ferris
Distributed by Exclusive Films (UK)
Release date
August 1950 (UK)
Running time
60 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Lady Craved Excitement is a 1950 British comedy film directed by Francis Searle and written by John Gilling.[1] It featured Hy Hazell, Michael Medwin and Sid James.[2] An early Hammer film, it is significant as one of five films shot at Oakley Court and the first to feature its famous exterior, located next door to Bray Studios.[3]


Cabaret artists Pat and Johnny's careers are hampered by Pat's craving for excitement. She leads them into a number of dangerous situations, but also help to uncover a conspiracy to smuggle valuable works of art out of the country.[4]


Critical reception[edit]

Britmovie wrote, "barely watchable by today’s standards (and probably not much more tolerable at the time), it nevertheless remains of passing interest for its cast, which includes Michael Medwin, Sid James and Andrew Keir, all of them then in the early stages of what would prove to be lengthy and successful careers."[5]


  1. ^ "The Lady Craved Excitement". BFI. 
  2. ^ vandino1 (1 August 1950). "The Lady Craved Excitement (1950)". IMDb. 
  3. ^'s/1950/theladycravedex.html
  4. ^ "The-Lady-Craved-Excitement - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". 
  5. ^ "The Lady Craved Excitement".