Escape from Broadmoor

Escape from Broadmoor is a 1948 British short film featuring John Le Mesurier, in one of his earliest screen appearances. He plays Pendicost, a man escaped from an asylum, who police are hunting down.[1] The title is a reference to Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital in Crowthorne, Berkshire. It was the last film appearance of Victoria Hopper who had been a prominent leading lady in the 1930s.

Escape from Broadmoor
Directed byJohn Gilling
Produced byHarry Reynolds
StarringJohn Stuart
Victoria Hopper
John Le Mesurier
CinematographyCyril Bristow
Edited byMaurice Rootes
Distributed byGrand National Pictures (British)
Release date
December 1948
Running time
38 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


An insane killer escapes from Broadmoor Hospital, and returns to the scene of a decade old crime, where the ghost of a servant girl he killed is bent on revenge.



  2. "Escape from Broadmoor: Cast & Crew". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
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