Dead Men Tell No Tales (1938 film)

Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 1938 British thriller film directed by David MacDonald and starring Emlyn Williams, Sara Seegar and Hugh Williams.[1] It is based on the 1935 novel The Norwich Victims by Francis Beeding. The film was made at Welwyn Studios.[2]

Dead Men Tell No Tales
Directed byDavid MacDonald
Produced byJohn Corfield
Written byFrancis Beeding (novel) Stafford Dickens
Doreen Montgomery
Walter Summers
Emlyn Williams
StarringEmlyn Williams
Sara Seegar
Hugh Williams
Music byW.L. Trytel
CinematographyBryan Langley
Edited byJames Corbett
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors
Release date
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


An English schoolteacher wins a French lottery, but on her way to Paris she is murdered and an imposter attempts to claim her prize.



  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (1938)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  2. Wood p.94


  • Shafer, Stephen C. British popular films, 1929-1939: the cinema of reassurance. Routledge, 1997.

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