Assignment Redhead

Assignment Redhead (released in the US as Million Dollar Manhunt) is a 1956 British crime thriller, written and directed by Maclean Rogers.[2] 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!

Assignment Redhead
British quad poster
Directed byMaclean Rogers
Produced byWilliam G. Chalmers
Richard Gordon
Screenplay byMaclean Rogers
Based onRequiem for a Redhead
by Lindsay Hardy
StarringRichard Denning
Carole Mathews
Ronald Adam
Danny Green
Music byWilfred Burns
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Edited byPeter Mayhew
Distributed byRank Film Organisation (UK)
Release date
Running time
79 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budgetover £15,000[1]

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.



The movie was the first of seven made by Richard Gordon's Amalgamated Productions. It was a co-production with Butcher's Film Distributors.[1]

The film was made for under £15,000 plus the salaries and expenses of the American participants.[1]


  1. Tom Weaver, The Horror Hits of Richard Gordon, Bear Manor Media 2011 p 17
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