The House Across the Lake

Heat Wave

1954

Ken Hughes
Director
Hammer Films
Studio

Failed writer falls in with an evil woman who wants to get rid of her wealthy husband.

Standard noir stuff, but well directed and well acted, especially by James. Nicol's character is a little too much of a stooge, but the positives outweigh the negatives here.

Note: Certain scenes must have been cut, as some prominently listed cast members (John Sharp, Joan Hickson, Monti de Lyle) are barely visible in the finished film.

-Dave W.


Heat Wave
16th April 1954
Cinema

Not Rated

72 mins
1.66:1

The House Across the Lake
21st June 1954
Cinema



72 mins
1.66:1



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Alex Nicol
Mark Kendrick
Hillary Brooke
Carol Forrest
Sid James
Beverly Forrest
(as Sidney James)
Susan Stephen
Andrea 'Andy' Forrest
Paul Carpenter
Vincent Gordon
Alan Wheatley
Detective Inspector MacLennan
Peter Illing
Harry Stevens
Gordon McLeod
Doctor Emery
Joan Hickson
Mrs. Hardcastle
John Sharp
Mr. Hardcastle
Hugh Dempster
Frank
Monti de Lyle
Head Waiter
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George, Barman
Edwin Fowles
Party Guest
Bill Baskiville
Party Guest
Tony Spear
Party Guest
Unknown 8255
Party Guest
Dave's Unknown Male 20
Party Waiter
Aileen Lewis
Party Guest
Jack Armstrong
Party Guest
Richard Nellor
Party Guest
Pat Ryan
Party Guest
Ned Lynch
Party Guest
Unknown Male 48
Party Guest
Cleo Rose
Abigail
(unsure)
Peter Evans
Mason, the Butler
Robert Gregory
Editor
Ernest Blyth
Editor
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Restaurant Waiter
Pat Hagan
Man at Restaurant Bar
Harry Brunning
Ted, Railway Porter
Howard Lang
Inspector Edgar
Ian Selby
Press Photographer
Angela Glynne
Maid
Christine Adrian
Receptionist

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