Stolen Assignment

Stolen Assignment is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Terence Fisher and starring John Bentley and Hy Hazell.[1][2] The film was produced by Francis Searle for Act Films Ltd,[3] and was a sequel to Fisher's Final Appointment of the previous year, featuring sleuthing journalists Mike Billings and Jenny Drew.[4]

Stolen Assignment
Directed byTerence Fisher
Produced byFrancis Searle
Written byKenneth R. Hayles
Based onan original story by Maurice Harrison
& Sidney Nelson
StarringJohn Bentley
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey (as Jimmy Harvey)
Edited byJohn Pomeroy
Production
company
Association of Cinema Technicians (A.C.T.)
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Release date
  • August 1955 (1955-08) (UK)
Running time
62 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Premise

When an artist's wife is murdered, rival reporters compete to solve the crime and win a scoop.

Cast

  • John Bentley as Mike Billings
  • Hy Hazell as Jenny Drew
  • Eddie Byrne as Inspector Corcoran
  • Patrick Holt as Henry Crossley
  • Joyce Carey as Ida Garnett
  • Kay Callard as Stella Watson
  • Violet Gould as Mrs. Hudson
  • Jessica Cairns as Marilyn Dawn
  • Charles Farrell as Percy Simpson
  • Michael Ellison as Danny Hudson
  • Desmond Rayner as John Smith
  • Graham Stuart as Coroner
  • Frank Forsyth as Dr Roberts
  • Clement Hamelin as Seth Makepeace
  • John Watson as Plain Clothes Detective Sgt.
  • Raymond Rollett as Desk Sergeant

References

  1. http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b6b75017b
  2. http://allmovie.com/work/stolen-assignment-111749
  3. Action! Fifty Years in the Life of a Union. Published: 1983 (UK). Publisher: ACTT. ISBN 0 9508993 0 5. ACT Films Limited - Ralph Bond p81 (producer listed as Francis Searle)
  4. http://www.britmovie.co.uk/films/Final-Appointment_1954/