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 1906 novel of the same title by Robert Hichens. The film's sets were designed by art director Maurice Fowler. Elizabeth Haffenden worked as costume designer.

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


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Call of the Blood (1948)". Archived from the original on 16 January 2009.


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

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