Suspect (1960 film)

Suspect is a 1960 British thriller film directed by Roy Boulting and John Boulting and starring Tony Britton, Virginia Maskell, Ian Bannen, Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence. Based on the novel A Sort of Traitors by Nigel Balchin, it was filmed on a limited budget at Shepperton in seventeen days.[1] The film was released in the United States as The Risk.[2]

Suspect
Directed byJohn Boulting
Roy Boulting
Produced byJohn Boulting
Roy Boulting
Written byNigel Balchin
Roy Boulting (additional scenes)
Jeffrey Dell (additional scenes)
Based onnovel A Sort of Traitors by Nigel Balchin
StarringTony Britton
Virginia Maskell
Ian Bannen
Production
company
Charter Film Productions
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation
Release date
  • 15 November 1960 (1960-11-15) (London, UK)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Premise

A young scientist's pioneering work and his acquaintance with subversive anti-government groups attract the attention of the authorities.[3]

Cast

Critical reception

The Times wrote, "the film is produced and directed by Mr. Roy and Mr. John Boulting; they have made a workmanlike job of what was a workmanlike book".[4] TV Guide later wrote, "at times it is highly crafted, and the careful planning behind the production comes through well. However, the rapid shoot and low budget occasionally give this the look of a made-for-television film, and despite the tautness of the direction, the story is merely a routine thriller."[5]

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