The Lady Craved Excitement

The Lady Craved Excitement is a 1950 British comedy film directed by Francis Searle and written by John Gilling.[1] It featured Hy Hazell, Michael Medwin and Sid James.[2] An early Hammer film, it is significant as one of five films shot at Oakley Court and the first to feature its famous exterior, located next door to Bray Studios.[3]

The Lady Craved Excitement
Directed byFrancis Searle
Produced byAnthony Hinds
Written byJohn Gilling
Francis Searle
Based ona BBC radio serial by Edward J. Mason
StarringHy Hazell
Michael Medwin
Sidney James
Andrew Keir
Music byFrank Spencer
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Edited byJohn Ferris
Distributed byExclusive Films (UK)
Release date
August 1950 (UK)
Running time
60 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom


Cabaret artists Pat and Johnny's careers are hampered by Pat's craving for excitement. She leads them into a number of dangerous situations, but also help to uncover a conspiracy to smuggle valuable works of art out of the country.[4]


Critical reception

Britmovie wrote, "barely watchable by today’s standards (and probably not much more tolerable at the time), it nevertheless remains of passing interest for its cast, which includes Michael Medwin, Sid James and Andrew Keir, all of them then in the early stages of what would prove to be lengthy and successful careers."[5]


  1. "The Lady Craved Excitement". BFI.
  2. vandino1 (1 August 1950). "The Lady Craved Excitement (1950)". IMDb.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "The-Lady-Craved-Excitement - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -".
  5. "The Lady Craved Excitement".
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