Code of Scotland Yard

Code of Scotland Yard is a 1947 British crime film directed by George King and starring Oskar Homolka, Muriel Pavlow and Derek Farr. It was also known as The Shop at Sly Corner, from the popular stage play of that name by Edward Percy.[2][3] It features an appearance by the young Diana Dors.

Code of Scotland Yard
French poster by Boris Grinsson
Directed byGeorge King
Produced byGeorge King
Screenplay byReginald Long
Katherine Strueby
Based onthe play by Edward Percy
StarringOskar Homolka
Muriel Pavlow
Derek Farr
Music byGeorge Melachrino
CinematographyHone Glendinning
Edited byManuel del Campo
Pennant Pictures
Distributed byBritish Lion Films (UK)
Release date
10 March 1947
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£140,694 (UK)[1]

It was shot at Isleworth Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Bernard Robinson.


A French antique dealer (Homolka) lives a comfortable life in London. He cares only for his daughter (Pavlow), who is trying to become a successful concert violinist. When his shop assistant (Griffith) discovers that much of his money comes from fencing stolen goods, he attempts to blackmail the Frenchman.


Critical reception

  • Allmovie wrote, "Oscar Homolka, a Viennese character actor who worked prolifically on both sides of the Atlantic, is the principal attraction." [3]
  • TV Guide called it an " interesting melodrama rich with character, thanks to the excellent performance by Homolka and a uniformly fine British cast." [4]


  1. Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p483
  3. "Code of Scotland Yard (1947) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  4. "Code Of Scotland Yard Review". Retrieved 22 February 2014.
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