The Embezzler (1954 film)

The Embezzler is a 1954 British crime film directed by John Gilling and starring Charles Victor, Zena Marshall and Cyril Chamberlain.[1] Its plot concerns a bank cashier who steals from the bank where he is employed.

The Embezzler
UK theatrical poster
Directed byJohn Gilling
Produced byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Screenplay byJohn Gilling
StarringCharles Victor
Zena Marshall
Music byJohn Lanchbery
CinematographyJonah Jones
Edited byJack Slade
Kenilworth Film Productions
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
July 1954
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A quiet, respectable henpecked bank cashier learns he has only a few years left to live, and decides to embezzle money from the bank where he works, and enjoy the rest of his days in South America. Discovered in the act, the embezzler flees to an English seaside hotel. There he joins a group of residents including Mrs. Forrest who has problems of her own as she is being blackmailed by a former lover. The embezzler intercedes for her, but at a high cost. [2][3]


Critical reception

Sky Movies called the film a "fascinating British co-feature which supplied the elderly but excellent Charles Victor (also a perfect Inspector Teal in The Saint's Return) with his only leading role, as an embezzler." [4]


  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | The EMBEZZLER (1954)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  2. Marshall. "The Embezzler (1954) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  3. "The Embezzler | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  4. "The Embezzler - Sky Movies HD". 20 May 2003. Retrieved 13 April 2014.

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