At the Stroke of Nine

At the Stroke of Nine is a 1957 British crime film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Patricia Dainton, Stephen Murray, Patrick Barr and Dermot Walsh.[2] The plot follows a high-flying female journalist who is kidnapped by a madman. He forces her to write articles about him and threatens to kill her.[3]

At the Stroke of Nine
Original British lobby card
Directed byLance Comfort
Produced byHarry Booth
Michael Deeley
Jon Penington
Written byHarry Booth
Brian Clemens
Michael Deeley
Jon Penington
StarringPatricia Dainton
Stephen Murray
Patrick Barr
Dermot Walsh
Music byEdwin Astley
CinematographyGerald Gibbs
Towers of London Productions
Distributed byGrand National (UK)
Release date
June 1957
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "the frantic search for the loonie by police offers some interesting scenes with fair suspense."[4]


  1. Michael Deeley, Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: My Life in Cult Movies, Pegasus Books, 2009 p 20
  2. "BFI | Film & TV Database | AT THE STROKE OF NINE (1957)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  3. "At the Stroke of Nine : Overview". msn. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  4. "At The Stroke Of Nine Review". Retrieved 7 May 2014.

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