Hysteria (1964)

UK, USA, 1964
35mm, black and white
mono, English

A British/American psychological horror film directed by Freddie Francis.

Plot Summary

The amnesiac Chris Smith turns to psychiatrist Dr Keller for help in restoring his memory. But the manipulative Keller sees Smith as the perfect fall guy for his planned murder of his wife.


Directed by: Freddie Francis
© MCMLXIV [1964] Hammer Film Productions Ltd
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Hammer Film production
Produced by: Jimmy Sangster
Production Manager: Don Weeks
Written by: Jimmy Sangster
Assistant Director: Basil Rayburn

Continuity: Yvonne Axworthy
Director of Photography: John Wilcox
Camera Operator: David Harcourt

Supervising Editor: James Needs

Music Composed by: Don Banks
Musical Supervisor: Philip Martell
Sound Recordist: Cyril Swern

Sound Editor: Roy Hyde

Westrex Recording System
Wardrobe Mistress: Maude Churchill
Make-Up: Alec Garfath
Hair Stylist: Alice Holmes
Titles: Chambers & Partners
Production Designer: Edward Carrick

Produced at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios, Elstree, England

Robert Webber (Chris Smith)
Anthony Newlands (Dr Keller)
Jennifer Jayne (Gina McConnell)
Maurice Denham (Hemmings)
Lelia Goldoni (Denise James)
Peter Woodthorpe (Marcus Allen)
Sandra Boize (English girl)
Sue Lloyd (French girl)
John Arnatt (driver)
Marianne Stone (Allen's secretary)
Irene Richmond
Kiwi Kingston (husband)

Alternative Titles

O Enigma do Apartamento – Portuguese title


The Daily Cinema no.9069 (26 May ) p.4 – review
Dark Terrors no.9 (November 1994) pp.18-21 – illustrated article
Film and TV Technician vol.32 no.256 (July/August 1966) – credits
Kine Weekly no.3008 (27 May 1965) p.9 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.32 no.378 (July 1965) p.110 – credits, synopsis, review
Variety 8 September 1965 – credits, review

English Gothic by Jonathan Rigby p.89 – note
by Walt Lee p.209 – credits
The Straight Story from Moby Dick to Glory by Freddie Francis with Tony Dalton pp.129-131; 270 – notes

Other sources
British National Film Catalogue vol.3 (1965) – credits, synopsis