I Met a Murderer

I Met a Murderer is a 1939 British thriller film directed by Roy Kellino and starring James Mason, Pamela Mason, Sylvia Coleridge and William Devlin. A man murders his oppressive wife and flees from the police. He meets a young woman who suspects his identity as the murderer, but conceals this because she wants to use the story for a book.[1]

I Met a Murderer
Directed byRoy Kellino
Produced byRoy Kellino
Written byPamela Mason
James Mason
Roy Kellino
StarringJames Mason
Pamela Mason
Sylvia Coleridge
Music byEric Ansell
CinematographyOswald Morris
Roy Kellino
Edited byFergus McDonell
Gamma Films
Distributed byGrand National Pictures
Release date
  • 4 March 1939 (1939-03-04) (UK)
  • 1 October 1939 (1939-10-01) (US)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

Allmovie called it a "nerve-wracking British suspenser";[2] while TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, noting, "Several novel twists in the tale of a fugitive on the run make this one fascinating."[3]


I Met a Murderer on IMDb

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