The Claydon Treasure Mystery

The Claydon Treasure Mystery is a 1938 film directed by H. Manning Haynes and starring John Stuart, Garry Marsh and Evelyn Ankers.[2] Murder at a large old manor house attracts the attentions of a mystery writer. It was made at Wembley Studios as a quota quickie by the British subsidiary of 20th Century Fox.[3]

The Claydon Treasure Mystery
Directed byManning Haynes
Produced byJohn Findlay
Written byEdward Dryhurst
Based onnovel The Shakespeare Murders by Neil Gordon[1]
StarringJohn Stuart
Garry Marsh
Annie Esmond
CinematographyStanley Grant
Edited byFergus McDonell
Fox-British Pictures
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox Film Company (UK)
Release date
  • 5 September 1938 (1938-09-05) (UK)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Lady Caroline (Annie Esmond) invites engineer and part-time crime writer Peter Kerrigan (John Stuart) to Marsh Manor to solve a murder. Is the mysterious death of a librarian connected with the Claydon treasure, reputedly hidden on the estate a century earlier?



  1. Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter via Google Books.
  2. "The Claydon Treasure Mystery (1938)".
  3. Wood p.94


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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