The Dark Stairway

The Dark Stairway is a 1938 British crime film, directed by Arthur B. Woods and starring Hugh Williams, Chili Bouchier and Garry Marsh.

The Dark Stairway
Directed byArthur B. Woods
Produced byIrving Asher
Written byBasil Dillon
Brock Williams. Novel: From What Dark Stairway by Mignon G. Eberhart
StarringHugh Williams
Chili Bouchier
CinematographyRobert LaPresle
Distributed byWarner Brothers-First National Productions
Release date
  • January 1938 (1938-01)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was a quota quickie production, based on the 1931 novel From This Dark Stairway by Mignon G. Eberhart. In the film, professional jealousy and rivalry erupts in a hospital over the discovery of a revolutionary new formula for anaesthetic, leading to murder. The Dark Stairway is now classed as a lost film.[1]



  1. Missing Believed Lost British Pictures Article Archive.

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