Someone at the Door (1950 film)
|Someone at the Door|
|Directed by||Francis Searle|
|Produced by||Anthony Hinds|
|Screenplay by||A.R. Rawlinson|
|Based on||the play Someone at the Door by Major Campbell Christie & Dorothy Campbell Christie|
|Music by||Frank Spencer|
|Cinematography||Walter J. Harvey|
|Edited by||John Ferris|
|Distributed by||Exclusive Films (UK)|
A journalist comes up with a scheme to boost his career by inventing a fake murder but soon becomes embroiled in trouble when a real killing takes place.
The Radio Times wrote, "this is Hammer hokum of the hoariest kind. There isn't a semblance of suspense...Not even the arrival of jewel thieves at the haunted house...can revive one's fast-fading interest. However, there is one good wheeze, during the credit sequence, when director Francis Searle reveals that the front of the old house is merely a flat piece of scenery erected in a field"; and Fantastic Movie Musings & Ramblings concluded, "it isn't much of a movie, but if you take it for what it is (a late-period old dark house variant based on a stage play), it has its uses. There are a few mildly amusing jokes and a couple of decent plot twists, which is more than some examples of this genre have."
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