Assignment Redhead (released in the US as Million Dollar Manhunt) is a 1956 British crime thriller, written and directed by Maclean Rogers. It is based on the novel Requiem for a Redhead by Lindsay Hardy. The UK title of this film refers to the accordion-playing character central to the plot, Hedy Bergner, but as the movie is shot in black and white that is the only clue to the fact that she is supposed to be a redhead!
British quad poster
|Directed by||Maclean Rogers|
|Produced by||William G. Chalmers|
|Screenplay by||Maclean Rogers|
|Based on||Requiem for a Redhead|
by Lindsay Hardy
|Music by||Wilfred Burns|
|Edited by||Peter Mayhew|
|Distributed by||Rank Film Organisation (UK)|
This film was also released as a radio serial 104 episodes, which was produced in Australia by Grace Gibson Radio Productions.
A murderous international master criminal (played by Ronald Adam), who specialises in providing false travel documents, seeks to get his hands on a hoard of counterfeit cash.
- Richard Denning as Major Gregory Keen
- Carole Mathews as Hedy Bergner
- Ronald Adam as Major Scammel / Dumetrius
- Danny Green as Yotti Blum
- Brian Worth as Captain Peter Ridgeway
- Jan Holden as Sally Jennings
- Hugh Moxey as Sergeant Tom Coutts
- Peter Swanwick as Monsieur Paul Bonnet
- Elwyn Brook-Jones as Digby Mitchel
- Ronald Leigh-Hunt as Colonel Julian Fentriss, M.I.5.
- Robert O'Neil as Captain Hank Godowski
- Paul Hardtmuth as Dr. Buchmann
- Bill Nagy as Marzotti
- Alex Gallier as Max Rubenstein
- Robert Bruce as Staff Officer
The movie was the first of seven made by Richard Gordon's Amalgamated Productions. It was a co-production with Butcher's Film Distributors.
- Tom Weaver, The Horror Hits of Richard Gordon, Bear Manor Media 2011 p 17