Double Exposures

Double Exposures (A.K.A. Alibi Breaker) is a 1937 British crime film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Basil Langton, Julien Mitchell and Ruby Miller.[1] It was made at Shepperton Studios as a quota quickie.[2]

Double Exposures
Directed byJohn Paddy Carstairs
Produced byGeorge King
Written byGerald Elliott
StarringBasil Langton
Julien Mitchell
Ruby Miller
Music byJack Beaver
CinematographyHone Glendinning
Edited byJohn Seabourne Sr.
George King Productions (as Triangle Film Productions)
Distributed byParamount British Pictures (U.K.)
Release date
May 1937
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Reporter Peter Bradfield (Basil Langton) is fired from his newspaper for failing to deliver an interview with big businessman Hector Rodman (Julien Mitchell). Plucky Bradfield subsequently becomes a photographic equipment salesman, and accidentally takes photos of two men in conversation. Unbeknown to him, these men are the businessmen's lawyer and his secretary, and are plotting to embezzle a fortune in bonds from Rodman, and planning to frame his workshy son George (George Astley) for the crime.


Critical reception

TV Guide called the film a "Negligible British effort";[3] while Nineacre called it a "Cheap but cheerful film, mainly due to Langton who plays a flippant gadabout town that populated these sorts of film." [4]



  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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