The Clue of the New Pin (1961 film)

The Clue of the New Pin (1961) is a British crime film directed by Allan Davis and starring Paul Daneman, Bernard Archard and James Villiers.[1] It was one of the series of Edgar Wallace Mysteries, British second-features, produced at Merton Park Studios in the 1960s.

The Clue of the New Pin
Directed byAllan Davis
Produced byJack Greenwood
Written byPhilip Mackie
Based ona novel by Edgar Wallace
StarringPaul Daneman
Bernard Archard
James Villiers
Music byRon Goodwin (uncredited)
CinematographyBert Mason
Edited byAnne Barker
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
Running time
58 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom

This film is an adaptation of the 1923 novel The Clue of the New Pin by Edgar Wallace, which was also made into a film in 1929.


TV journalist Tab Holland assists Scotland yard with the murder of a reclusive millionaire whose corpse is discovered locked in a vault. The key to the vault is mysteriously found on the table beside the corpse.

Partial cast

Critical reception

TV Guide called it "slightly better than most of the 47 Edgar Wallace second features that producer Greenwood put out between 1960 and 1963." [2]


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