Talk of the Devil
|Talk of the Devil|
|Directed by||Carol Reed|
|Produced by||Jack Raymond|
|Written by||George Barraud |
|Starring||Ricardo Cortez |
|Music by||Percival Mackey|
|Edited by||Helen Lewis|
John E. Morris
Merrill G. White
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|9 December 1936|
Reed had previously been working for Ealing Studios, but he made the film for the independent producer Herbert Wilcox. It was the first film to be completely made at the recently opened Pinewood Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Wilfred Arnold.
It remains one of Reed's most obscure films and was for many years out of circulation, although the BFI National Archive holds a copy. The film was poorly received in its time and did little to boost Reed's standing in the British film industry.
A dishonest shipbuilder plans to frame his half-brother for his own criminal activities.
- Ricardo Cortez as Ray Allen
- Sally Eilers as Ann Marlow
- Basil Sydney as Stephen Rindlay
- Randle Ayrton as John Findlay
- Charles Carson as Lord Dymchurch
- Frederick Culley as Mr Alderson
- Anthony Holles as Colquhoun
- Gordon McLeod as Inspector
- Denis Cowles as Philip Couls
- Quentin McPhearson as Angus
- Langley Howard as Clerk
- Margaret Rutherford as Housekeeper
- Moore Marriott as Dart-thrower
- Pykett p.144
- Moss p.95
- Moss, Robert. Films of Carol Reed. Springer, 2016.
- Pykett, Derek. British Horror Film Locations. McFarland & Company, 2008.