Bothered by a Beard (1945)

UK,
36m
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

A British short non-fiction film with some horror interest directed by E.V.H. Emmett.

Premise

An educational short about the history of , included here because of a brief sequence featuring Tod Slaughter as Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Credits

Crew
Director: E.V.H. Emmett
GB Instructional Films
Producer: E.V.H. Emmett
Script: E.V.H. Emmett
Director of Photography: Jack Rose
Editor: W.T. Lowe
Music Director: Bretton Byrd
Recording: Eric Humphriss
Make-up: W.T. Partleton
Art Director: Jack Drury

Cast
Tod Slaughter (Sweeney Todd)
Jerry Verno
John Salew
Franklyn Bennett
Dorothy Bramhall
Anthony Baird
Arthur Denton
Desmond Roberts
Clifford Buckton
Howard Douglas
Van Boden

References

Periodicals

  • Kinematograph Weekly no.2021 (10 January 1946) – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.13 no.145 (January 1946) p.1 – credits, review
  • Today's Cinema vol.66 no.5289 (9 January 1946) – review