Burke & Hare (1971 film)

Burke & Hare
Directed by Vernon Sewell
Produced by Guido Coen
Written by Ernle Bradford
Starring Derren Nesbitt
Harry Andrews
Glynn Edwards
Yootha Joyce
Françoise Pascal
Music by Roger Webb
Cinematography Desmond Dickinson
Edited by John Colville
Distributed by

United Artists Corporation (theatrical, UK)

New World Pictures (theatrical, USA)
Release dates
Running time
91 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Burke & Hare, sometimes called Burke and Hare or The Horrors of Burke and Hare, is a 1971 horror film, directed by Vernon Sewell, and starring Derren Nesbitt, Harry Andrews, and Glynn Edwards.[1] It is based on the Burke and Hare murders, and was the last film to be directed by Vernon Sewell.


Theme Song

The eponymous theme song, which opens and closes the film, was written by Roger Webb with lyrics by Norman Newell, and performed by English comedy/musical trio The Scaffold.


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