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. The film was released in the United States as The Risk.
|Directed by||John Boulting|
|Produced by||John Boulting|
|Written by||Nigel Balchin|
Roy Boulting (additional scenes)
Jeffrey Dell (additional scenes)
|Based on||novel A Sort of Traitors by Nigel Balchin|
Charter Film Productions
|Distributed by||British Lion Film Corporation|
- Tony Britton — Doctor Robert Marriott
- Virginia Maskell — Doctor Lucy Byrne
- Ian Bannen — Ian Andrews
- Kenneth Griffith — Doctor Shole
- Peter Cushing — Professor Sewell
- Thorley Walters — Prince
- Donald Pleasence — Parsons
- Spike Milligan — Arthur
- Raymond Huntley — Sir George Gatting, Minister of Defence
- Sam Kydd — Slater
- Antony Booth — Parkin
- Basil Dignam — Doctor Childs
- Brian Oulton — Director
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". 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."
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