Night Mail (1935 film)

Night Mail is a 1935 British thriller film.[1][2] It is not to be confused with the 1936 documentary Night Mail.

Night Mail
Directed byHerbert Smith
Produced byHerbert Smith
Written byCharles Bennett
Billie Bristow
StarringHenry Oscar
Hope Davy
C.M. Hallard
CinematographyAlex Bryce
British Lion Film Corporation
Distributed byMGM (UK)
Release date
  • May 1935 (1935-05) (UK)
Running time
53 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom


On the overnight Aberdeen mail train, demented violinist Mancini (Henry Oscar) attempts to murder judge Sir Jacob March (C.M. Hallard) for refusing to grant him a divorce.


Critical reception

TV Guide rated the film two out of four stars, and wrote, "This thriller is helped along by its quick pacing and unusual assortment of quirky characters. The sort of underhanded conniver portrayed here by Oscar was his specialty.[3]


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