Grand National Night

Grand National Night is a 1953 British thriller brought to the screen by George Minter, produced by Phil C. Samuel, and based off a play written by Campbell and Dorothy Christie. It was directed by Bob McNaught and starred Nigel Patrick, Moira Lister and Beatrice Campbell (Patrick's wife) with support from Michael Hordern, Noel Purcell and a cameo role from Colin Gordon. Cinematography was by Jack Asher. Previous to this film version Grand National Night had been presented as a BBC Radio serial as well as the original stage play, which was produced in 1945 and 1946. The cast of the original play was headed by Leslie Banks as Gerald Coates[1]

Grand National Night
Nigel Patrick and Beatrice Campbell in the film.
Directed byBob McNaught
Produced byPhil C. Samuel
Written byCampbell Christie
Dorothy Christie (play)
StarringNigel Patrick
Moira Lister
Beatrice Campbell
Music byJohn Greenwood
CinematographyJack Asher
Edited byAnne V. Coates
Distributed byRenown Pictures Corporation (UK)
Release date
CountryUnited Kingdom


Racehorse trainer Gerald Coates (Nigel Patrick) kills his wife Babs (Moira Lister) during an argument.[2]



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