Don Sharp

b. 1922

Don Sharp was an impressive director, capable of a very high standard, of which his best (for Hammer) were The Kiss of the Vampire (1962) and Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1965). He also directed The Devil-Ship Pirates (1963) for the Studio, an enjoyable, if routine pirate yarn. His style was rarely less than pacey, and usually fairly lavish.

Among his other horrors were Witchcraft (1964), The Curse of the Fly (1965) and Psychomania (1971). Stepping into other genres, he directed The Face of Fu Manchu (1965, starring Christopher Lee and Nigel Green) and The 39 Steps, the thrilling 1978 remake starring Robert Powell.

Hammer Filmography

The Kiss of the Vampire (1962); The Devil-Ship Pirates (1963); Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1965).






David L Rattigan 2005





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