House of Darkness

House of Darkness is a 1948 British film. It was directed by Oswald Mitchell.

House of Darkness
Original trade ad in Kinematograph Weekly
Directed byOswald Mitchell
Produced byHarry Reynolds
Written byJohn Gilling
Based onradio play Duet by Betty Davies[1]
Music byGeorge Melachrino (musical director)
CinematographyCyril Bristow
International Motion Pictures
Distributed byBritish Lion
Release date

It marked the film debut of Laurence Harvey.[2][3][4]


A young man plans to get his hands on the family fortune.


Harvey had been spotted by a talent scout while performing in Manchester Rep.[5]



  1. Gifford, Denis (1 April 2016). "British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film". Routledge via Google Books.
  2. "Introducting Laurence Harvey". Streamline. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. "YOUNG MAN IN A HURRY". The Sydney Morning Herald (36, 241). New South Wales, Australia. 16 February 1954. p. 11. Retrieved 24 May 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  4. Laurence Harvey, 45, Dies of Cancer at His London Home Los Angeles Times 26 Nov 1973: 2
  5. LAURENCE OF LITHUANIA: Laurence Harvey Sets the Course From His Homeland to Screen Stardom By HOWARD THOMPSON. New York Times 20 June 1954: X5

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