Clifford Evans (February 17, 1912 – June 9, 1985) was a Welsh actor.
Evans played many parts in British films of the 1930s, before starring in the film The Foreman Went to France in 1942. His most well-known later film roles were the two he played for Hammer Studios: Don Alfredo Carledo in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) and the inebriated vampire-hunter, Professor Zimmer, in The Kiss of the Vampire (1962).
On television, between 1965-6 he played a major role in the TV boardroom drama The Power Game where he played building tycoon Caswell Bligh. He is also notable for having been among several British actors to play the character of Number Two in the sixties cult TV series The Prisoner (1967/68). He also appeared in The Avengers and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in the tenth episode When did You Start to Stop Seeing Things? in 1969. In 1970 he featured in the BBC TV series Codename
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The Kiss of the Vampire is a 1963 British Hammer Horror film directed by Don Sharp and starring Clifford Evans, Edward de Souza, Jennifer Daniel, Noel Willman, Barry Warren and Jacquie Wallis.
Gerald (Edward de Souza) and Marianne Harcourt (Jennifer Daniel), are a honeymooning couple in 19th-century Bavaria who become caught up in a vampire cult led by Dr. Ravna (Noel Willman) and his two children Carl (Barry Warren) and Sabena (Jacquie Wallis).
Originally intended to be third Dracula movie in Hammer's Dracula series (which began with Dracula and was followed by The Brides of Dracula); it was another attempt by Hammer to make a Dracula sequel without Christopher Lee. The final script, by Anthony Hinds makes no reference to Dracula, and expands further on the directions taken in Brides by portraying vampirism as a social disease afflicting those who become decadent. The film went into production on 7 September, 1962 at Bray Studios.
Retitled Kiss of Evil for American TV, Universal...,
The Curse of the Werewolf is a 1961 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher for Hammer Film Productions.
It stars Oliver Reed in his first starring role, Clifford Evans, and Catherine Feller. It is loosely based on Guy Endore's novel The Werewolf of Paris, although the action is moved to 18th century Spain. The memorable makeup is by Roy Ashton, and the score, generally thought to be the first film score based on Arnold Schoenberg's serialism, is by Benjamin Frankel.
This was Hammer Film Productions only film based on lycanthropy. It introduces a few new myths about it, such as the birth of an unwanted child on Christmas Day, which causes the child to become a werewolf unless rescued by love. The use of a silver bullet to destroy the werewolf is maintained.
The story is set in 18th Century Spain. A beggar (Richard Wordsworth) arrives in the village of Santa Vera to find the streets deserted and the church bell tolling... and it is not a Sunday. He...,
Love on the Dole is a novel by Walter Greenwood, about working class poverty in 1930s Northern England. It has been made into both a play and film.Walter Greenwood's novel (1933) was both written and set during the Great Depression, in Hankinson Park, Salford. Greenwood had been born and lived there, and was "burning up inside with fury at the poverty."It follows the Hardcastle family, as they are pulled apart by unemployment – the dole of the title. The son Harry is unable to find work, and is disowned when he marries. Sally Hardcastle, the daughter, falls in love with a doomed Marxist agitator, and suffers the unwelcome attention of a local gangster. Edith Sitwell wrote "I do not know when I have been so deeply, terribly moved." It was a commercial success, with three impressions that year, and eight more by 1939.Greenwood said he "tried to show what life means to a young man living under the shadow of the dole, the tragedy of a lost generation who are denied consummation, in...
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