Echo of Barbara

Echo of Barbara is a 1960 British crime film directed by Sidney Hayers, and based on a novel of the same name by Jonathan Burke.[1][2] It concerns Soho stripper Paula, who poses as Barbara, the missing sister of crooked Sam Roscoe, hoping to uncover the whereabouts of stolen money.[3]

Echo of Barbara
Directed bySidney Hayers
Produced byJulian Wintle
Leslie Parkyn
Written byJohn Kruse
Based onnovel Echo of Barbara by Jonathan Burke
StarringMervyn Johns
Maureen Connell
with Paul Stassino
Music byDavide Castrati
CinematographyMichael Reed
Edited byTristam Cones
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Running time
58 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

Allmovie called it "a better-than-usual British programmer, entertaining despite its surplus of unpleasant leading characters."[3]


  1. ECHO OF BARBARA Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 28, Iss. 324, (Jan 1, 1961): 23.
  2. Goble, Alan (September 8, 2011). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter via Google Books.
  3. "Echo of Barbara (1960) - Sidney Hayers, Arthur Alcott | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie.
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