Noose (1948 film)

Noose, released in the United States as The Silk Noose, is a 1948 British crime film, directed by Edmond T. Gréville and starring Carole Landis, Joseph Calleia, and Derek Farr.[2]

US theatrical release poster
Directed byEdmond T. Gréville
Produced byEdward Dryhurst
Written byRichard Llewellyn (play and screenplay)
StarringCarole Landis
Derek Farr
Joseph Calleia
Stanley Holloway
Nigel Patrick
Music byCharles Williams
CinematographyHone Glendining
Edited byDavid Newhouse
Distributed byPathé Pictures
Release date
28 September 1948
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£163,159 (UK)[1]

It was shot at Teddington Studios with sets designed by the art director Bernard Robinson.


Set in post-Second World War Britain, Noose is the story of black market racketeers who face attempts to bring them to justice by an American fashion journalist, her ex-army fiancé and a gang of honest toughs from a local gym. The normally gentlemanly and urbane Nigel Patrick is cast as a cockney spiv.

Main cast


Noose was written by Richard Llewellyn, adapted from his own stage play of the same title. The film has been included as part of the cycle of spiv films produced between 1945–50 in Britain.[2]


Trade papers called the film a "notable box office attraction" in British cinemas in 1948.[3]


  1. Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p487
  2. Noose at BFI Screenonline
  3. Robert Murphy, Realism and Tinsel: Cinema and Society in Britain 1939-48 2003 p211
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