Fury at Smugglers' Bay

Fury at Smugglers' Bay is a 1961 British adventure film produced, written and directed by John Gilling and starring Peter Cushing, Bernard Lee, Michèle Mercier and John Fraser.[1] The plot revolves around smuggling in Cornwall. Studio sequences were filmed at Twickenham Film Studios in west London with the external sequences representing the coast of Cornwall actually being shot at Abereiddy on the north Pembrokeshire coast in south-west Wales.[2]

Fury at Smugglers' Bay
Directed byJohn Gilling
Produced byJohn Gilling
Written byJohn Gilling
StarringPeter Cushing
Bernard Lee
Michèle Mercier
John Fraser
Music byHarold Geller
CinematographyHarry Waxman
Edited byJohn Victor-Smith
John Gilling Enterprises
Distributed byRegal Films International (UK)
Release date
March 1961 (UK)
Running time
92 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

In the Radio Times, David Parkinson gave the film three out of five stars, and noted, "as Cushing suggested in his memoirs, this 1790s adventure is tantamount to an English western, with a saloon brawl, sword-wielding showdowns and a last-minute rescue. However, the peripheral characters are more subtly shaded, with Miles Malleson's comic nobleman and George Coulouris's abused outsider being particularly well realised." [3]


  1. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057085/
  2. "BFI | Film & TV Database | FURY AT SMUGGLERS' BAY (1960)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  3. "Fury at Smugglers Bay | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
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