Deadly Nightshade (film)
Deadly Nightshade is a 1953 British crime drama film directed by John Gilling. It stars Emrys Jones, Zena Marshall and John Horsely. A convict on the run (Emrys Jones) switches identities with a lookalike, only to find himself in even deeper trouble.
|Directed by||John Gilling|
|Produced by||Robert S. Baker|
|Screenplay by||Lawrence Huntington|
|Music by||John Lanchbery|
|Edited by||Sidney Hayers|
Kenilworth Film Productions
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
TV Guide thought the idea was "done much better in Antonioni's The Passenger (1975)," but found the film, "still occasionally entertaining"; while the Radio Times wrote, "In spite of its penury, this typical 1950s British crime quickie...is curiously engaging...Although director John Gilling throws in a few Cornish coastal views, he's mostly confined to unconvincing sets, though the cheapskate look only adds to the charm."
- "Deadly Nightshade (1953)".
- Mann, Dave (30 May 2009). Britain's First TV/Film Crime Series and the Industrialisation of Its Film Industry, 1946-1964. Edwin Mellen Press. p. 269. ISBN 978-0-7734-4763-9.
- "Deadly Nightshade". TVGuide.com.
- "Deadly Nightshade - Film from RadioTimes". RadioTimes.