Cover Girl Killer (1959)

61m, 5500 feet, 1676 metres
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

A British borderline horror film directed by Terry Bishop.

Plot Summary

A young Canadian, John Mason, inherits a girly magazine, Wow, but finds himself caught up in the machinations of the eponymous killer who dons a wig and pebble glasses as a disguise. Inspector Brunner persuades Mason to let him use his magazine to lay a trap for the killer, putting showgirl June Rawson on the cover in the hope of attracting his attention.


Directed by: Terry Bishop
© MCMLIX [1959]
World distribution and copyright controlled by Butcher's Film Distributors Limited. Parroch Films present
Produced by: Jack Parsons
Production Manager: Jacques de Lane Lea
Screenplay by: Terry Bishop
Assistant Director: Peter Yates
Continuity: Phyllis Townshend
Photographed by: Gerald Gibbs
Camera Operator: Eric Williams
Editor: John Trumper
Music Composed and Conducted by: William Davies
Sound Recordist: Pip Pearson
Dubbing Editor: Ernest Hosler
RCA Sound Recording
Wardrobe: Brenda Gardner
Make-up: Tom Smith
Hairdresser: Hilda Fox
Art Director: Andrew Campbell
Made at Walton Studios, Walton-on-Thames, England, UK

Harry H. Corbett (the man)
Felicity Young (June [Rawson])
Spencer Teakle (John [Mason])
Victor Brooks ([Inspector] Brunner)
Bernadette Milne (Gloria [Starke])
Christina Gregg (Joy [Adams])
Tony Doonan (sergeant)
John Barrard (Lennie Ross)
Alan Edwards (Hodgkins)
Charles Lloyd Pack (Captain Adams)
Dermot Kelly (Pop)
Denis Holmes (actor)
Julie Shearing (Rosie)
Tony Thawnton (doctor)
Paddy Joyce (stagehand)
Claude Jones (Constable Jones)
John Baker (plainclothes man)



  • The Daily Cinema no.8264 (5 February 1960) p.5 – review (by C.B.)
  • The Dark Side October/November 1994 pp.17-18 – review
  • Flesh and Blood no.4 p.107 – review
  • Kine Weekly no.2731 (4 Feb 1960) p.30 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.27 no.314 (March 1960) p.36 – credits, synopsis, review


  • British Sound Films: The Studio Years 1928-1959 by David Quinlan p.195 – credits, synopsis
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.31, 97, 97-98, 156, 189, 272
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.84
  • Video Dungeon: The Collected Reviews by Kim Newman pp.392-393