The Last Shot You Hear

The Last Shot You Hear is a 1969 British thriller film directed by Gordon Hessler and starring Hugh Marlowe, Zena Walker, Patricia Haines, and William Dysart.

The Last Shot You Hear
The Last Shot You Hear (1969) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGordon Hessler
Produced byJack Parsons
Screenplay byTim Shields
Based onThe Sound of Murder
by William Fairchild
StarringHugh Marlowe
Zena Walker
Patricia Haines
William Dysart
Music byBert Shefter
CinematographyDavid Holmes
Edited byRobert Winter
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • May 14, 1969 (1969-05-14)
(United States)
  • February 1970 (1970-02)
(United Kingdom)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was Marlowe's last film appearance.[1]

The film marked the end of the association between Robert L. Lippert and 20th Century Fox which produced over 200 films.[2]



The film is based on William Fairchild's play The Sound of Murder which premiered in 1959 in a production starring Peter Cushing and Elizabeth Sellars.[3][4] The play became a favourite among stock companies.[5]

Filming started November 1967.[6]

It was also known as The Jolly Girls.[7]

The Shaggy Pups wrote the theme song.[8]

Lippert signed Mendel Pups to a two-film deal.[9]

Lippert announced he purchased an original story by Hessler, Genoa. However the film was never made.[10] However, when Lippert and Fox decided to end their relationship the film was not made.[2]

Box OfficeEdit

According to Fox records the film required $450,000 in rentals to break even and by 11 December 1970 had made $290,000 so made a loss to the studio.[11]


  1. ^ "LAST SHOT YOU HEAR, the". Monthly Film Bulletin. 37. 1970. p. 81. ProQuest 1305826314.
  2. ^ a b "'Last' to end lippert association with 20th". Los Angeles Times. 23 February 1968. ProQuest 155851742.
  3. ^ "THE MONTH IN THE THEATRE". The Manchester Guardian. 2 July 1959. ProQuest 480348661.
  4. ^ "AT THE THEATRE". The Guardian. 12 April 1960. ProQuest 184648825.
  5. ^ S. Z. (28 May 1969). "Sidney kingsley preparing a trilogy". New York Times. ProQuest 118605249.
  6. ^ Martin, B. (8 November 1967). "MOVIE CALL SHEET". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 155720946.
  7. ^ Martin, B. (2 December 1967). "MOVIE CALL SHEET". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 155787640.
  8. ^ Martin, B. (22 December 1967). "MOVIE CALL SHEET". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 155808620.
  9. ^ Martin, B. (26 December 1967). "MOVIE CALL SHEET". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 155919669.
  10. ^ Martin, B. (9 January 1968). "MOVIE CALL SHEET". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 155802364.
  11. ^ Silverman, Stephen M (1988). The Fox that got away : the last days of the Zanuck dynasty at Twentieth Century-Fox. L. Stuart. p. 327.

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