The Greed of William Hart (1948)

72m (USA), 79m, 7005 feet
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

A British horror film directed by Oswald Mitchell.

Plot Summary

Edinburgh Hart and Moore supply cadavers for Dr Cox but when their natural source dries up they resort to murder.


Directed by: Oswald Mitchell
© [not given on screen]
Bushey Studios
Produced by: Gilbert Church
Screenplay: John Gilling
Assistant Director: John Gilling
Lighting: S.D. Onions & D.P. Cooper
Camera Operator: W. Noakes
Still Photography: W.A. Armour
Editing: John F. House
Sound Recording: Ken Wiles
Make-Up: Charles Dixon
Hairdressing: J. Hollis

Tod Slaughter (William Hart)
Henry Oscar (Mr Moore)
Aubrey Woods (‘Daft Jamie' Wilson)
Patrick Addison (Hugh Alston)
Jenny Lynn (Helen Moore)
Winifred Melville (Meg Hart)
Arnold Bell (Dr Cox)
Mary Love (Mary Patterson)
Ann Trego (Janet Brown)
Edward Malin (David Patterson)
Hubert Woodward (Innkeeper Swanson)
Dennis Wyndham (Sergeant Fisher)

Alternative Titles

Crimes of – working title
Horror Maniacs – USA



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.10 p.39


  • British Sound Films: The Studio Years 1928-1959 by David Quinlan p.214 – credits, synopsis
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.28, 37, 81
  • by Walt Lee p.200 – credits