The Dark Stairway (1953 film)

The Dark Stairway is a 1953 British short film.[1] It was one of a series of shorts made for British cinemas as second features in the 1950s made by Anglo-Amalgamated at the Merton Park Studios as part of the Scotland Yard film series.[2] They are narrated by crime writer Edgar Lustgarten, and were subsequently broadcast as television episodes.[3]

The Dark Stairway
Directed byKen Hughes
Produced byAlec C. Snowden
Nat Cohen
Stuart Levy
Written byKen Hughes
StarringRussell Napier
Vincent Ball
Narrated byEdgar Lustgarten
CinematographyJ. M. Burgoyne-Johnson
Ron Bicker
Edited byDerek Holding
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated (UK)
Release date
March 1954
Running time
32 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was also known as The Greek Street Murder.[4]


A blind man, George Benson, witnesses the murder of Harry Carpenter by Joe Lloyd. Benson finds himself accused of the murder. Inspector Jack Harmer finds the murder weapon and discovers Carpenter was murdered because he betrayed Lloyd to the police. Benson manages to identify Lloyd by his ring, voice and aftershave smell.



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