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Hinds, Anthony (1922-2013)

Producer, Writer

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The son of the founder of Hammer Films (William Hinds), Anthony Hinds was educated at St Paul's School and in films since 1946 with Exclusive Films, producing a great many modest thrillers, before hitting the spot with The Quatermass Experiment (d. Val Guest) in 1955. He also produced the TV series Journey to the Unknown (LWT, 1968-71). Under the pseudonym 'John Elder', he was a prolific screenwriter and from the mid '60s he concentrated on this activity, returning to production for The Lost Continent (d. Michael Carreras, 1968). He is a very influential figure in the Hammer success story.

Brian McFarlane, Encyclopedia of British Film

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Thumbnail image of Curse of Frankenstein, The (1957)Curse of Frankenstein, The (1957)

Breakthrough horror that made stars of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee

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Joseph Losey's chiller about the after-effects of radiation

Thumbnail image of Dracula (1958)Dracula (1958)

Christopher Lee stars in the first colour telling of the classic vampire tale

Thumbnail image of Dracula Prince of Darkness (1965)Dracula Prince of Darkness (1965)

Christopher Lee's second appearance as Bram Stoker's vampire count

Thumbnail image of Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1959)Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1959)

Typically full-blooded Hammer Sherlock Holmes, with Peter Cushing

Thumbnail image of Nanny, The (1965)Nanny, The (1965)

Hammer chiller which suggests that nanny doesn't always know best

Thumbnail image of Quatermass Xperiment, The (1955)Quatermass Xperiment, The (1955)

The first big-screen spin-off from Nigel Kneale's legendary TV series

Thumbnail image of Reptile, The (1966)Reptile, The (1966)

An English village falls prey to a mysterious predator

Thumbnail image of X the Unknown (1956)X the Unknown (1956)

Post-Quatermass Xperiment blend of SF and horror from Hammer Films

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