The Diplomatic Corpse

The Diplomatic Corpse is a 1958 British comedy thriller film directed by Montgomery Tully and starring Robin Bailey, Susan Shaw and Liam Redmond.[1][2]

The Diplomatic Corpse
Directed byMontgomery Tully
Produced byFrancis Searle
Written byMaurice Harrison
Sidney Nelson
StarringRobin Bailey
Susan Shaw
Liam Redmond
CinematographyPhil Grindrod
Edited byJim Connock
Distributed byRank Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • February 1958 (1958-02) (UK)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A crime reporter, assisted by his girlfriend, a fashion reporter at the same newspaper, investigates a dead body taken out of the River Thames. They are soon able to link it with a foreign embassy, making it a sensitive diplomatic matter.



  1. Chibnall & MacFarlane p.108
  2. "The Diplomatic Corpse (1958)". BFI.


  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

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