Man from Tangier

Man from Tangier (released in the United States as Thunder over Tangier[3]) is a 1957 British crime film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Robert Hutton, Lisa Gastoni and Martin Benson.

Man from Tangier
U.S. 1-sheet poster
Directed byLance Comfort
Produced byW.G. Chalmers
Written byPaddy Manning O'Brine
StarringRobert Hutton
Lisa Gastoni
Martin Benson
Derek Sydney
Music byWilfred Burns
CinematographyGeoffrey Faithfull
Edited byPeter Mayhew
Distributed byButcher's Film Service (UK)
Release date
  • 27 June 1957 (1957-06-27) (UK[1])
Running time
67 mins[2]
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

A criminal flees from Tangier to London with forged money plates, leading to the gang he works for sending a dangerous woman to pursue him.

Main cast


Man in Tangier was cut by the British Board of Film Classification to 67 minutes running time, in order to achieve a "U" classification.[2] The film premiered at Odeon Marble Arch in London on 27 January 1957, where it ran as a double bill together with Monkey on My Back.[1]

In April 2011 the film was released on DVD as a double bill together with director Lance Comfort's 1961 film The Breaking Point.[4]


  1. The Times, Thursday 27 January 1957, page 2: First ever appearance of Man from Tangier in the classified ads for "picture theatres", showing at Odeon Marble Arch together with Monkey on My Back - Found in The Times Digital Archive 2014-04-30
  2. BBFC: Man from Tangier (1957) Linked 2014-04-30
  3. IMDb: Man from Tangier - release info Linked 2014-04-30
  4. Amazon UK: Breaking Point/Man from Tangier Linked 2014-04-30
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