|The Hellfire Club|
|Directed by||Robert S. Baker|
|Written by||Leon Griffiths|
|Produced by||Robert S. Baker|
|Cinematography||Robert S. Baker|
|Edited by||Frederick Wilson|
|Music by||Clifton Parker|
|Distributed by||Regal Films International (UK)|
Embassy Pictures (US)
The Hellfire Club is a 1961 film inspired by the historical Hellfire Club, Sir Francis Dashwood's infamous 'Gentlemen's' society of the 18th century. It starred Keith Michell and featured Peter Cushing in a small cameo as enigmatic attorney Mr Merryweather.
According to the film, the club was famed for its depravity, debauchery, and devil worship. Although not a Hammer Films production, there are visual similarities. The script was co-written by Jimmy Sangster, and co-stars Hammer regulars Miles Malleson and Francis Matthews.