Call of the Blood

Call of the Blood is a 1948 British-Italian drama film directed by John Clements and Ladislao Vajda and starring Clements, Kay Hammond and John Justin.[1] In the Edwardian era a British family move to Sicily where the husband has an affair with a local woman. It was adapted from a novel by Robert Hichens. The film's sets were designed by art director Maurice Fowler. Elizabeth Haffenden worked as costume designer.

Call of the Blood
John Justin and Kay Hammond
Directed byJohn Clements
Ladislao Vajda
Produced bySteven Pallos
John Stafford
Written byRobert Hichens (novel)
Basil Mason
Fabrizio Sarazani
Ákos Tolnay
John Clements
StarringJohn Clements
Kay Hammond
John Justin
Hilton Edwards
Music byLudovico Lunghi
CinematographyUbaldo Arata
Wilkie Cooper
Edited byCarmen Beliaeff
British Lion
Distributed byBritish Lion (UK)
Release date
  • 12 February 1948 (1948-02-12)
Running time
88 minutes
United Kingdom




  • Harper, Sue. Picturing the Past: The Rise and Fall of the British Costume Film. British Film Institute, 1994.
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