The House in Marsh Road (1960)

35mm film, black and white
mono, English

A British horror film directed by Montgomery Tully.

Plot Summary

David Linton's plans to murder his wife Jean in favour of his mistress Valerie are thwarted by a poltergeist named Paddy. Surviving two attempts on her life with Paddy's help, Jean flees to London, but later returns to the house to find that Paddy has taken its own revenge…


Directed by: Montgomery Tully
© 1960 Eternal Films Limited
Grand National Pictures present
Produced by: Maurice J. Wilson
Production Manager: Jacques de Lane Lea
Screenplay by: Maurice J. Wilson
Based on the story The House in Marsh Road by: Laurence Meynell
1st Assistant Director: Douglas Hickox
Continuity: Pamela Mann
Lighting Cameraman: James Harvey
Camera Operator: Bernie Lewis
Editor: Jim Connock
Composed by: John Veale
Musical Director: Philip Martell
Sound Recordist: H.C. Pearson
Wardrobe: Dulcie Midwinter
Make-Up: Jimmy Evans
Hairdresser: Betty Sherriff
Art Director: John G. Earl
Produced at Walton Studios, Walton on Thames

Tony Wright (David Linton)
Patricia Dainton (Jean Linton)
Sandra Dorne (Valerie Stockley)
Derek Aylward (Richard Foster)
Sam Kydd (Morris Lumley)
Llewellyn Rees (Webster)
Anita Sharp Bolster (Mrs O'Brien)
Roddy Hughes (Daniels)
Harry Hutchinson
Olive Sloane (Mrs Morris)
Geoffrey Denton

Alternative Titles

The Invisible Creature – USA



  • The Daily Cinema no.8387 23 Nov 1960 p.7 – review
  • The Dark Side no.63 p.25 – review
  • Kine Weekly no.2773 24 Nov 1960 p.13 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.28 n324 January 1961 p.9 – credits, synopsis, review


  • American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig pp.209-210
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.131
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.98
  • Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures by Mark Thomas McGee pp.314
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.223
  • by Walt Lee p.221 – credits
  • Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956-1976 by Gary A. Smith pp.128