The Frog

The Frog is a 1937 British crime film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Noah Beery, Jack Hawkins and Richard Ainley.[1] The film is about the police chasing a criminal mastermind who goes by the name of The Frog. It was based on the 1925 novel The Fellowship of the Frog by Edgar Wallace. It was followed by a loose sequel The Return of the Frog, the following year.

The Frog
Directed byJack Raymond
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
Written byIan Hay (adaptation)
Gerald Elliott (screenplay)
Based onnovel The Fellowship of the Frog by Edgar Wallace
StarringNoah Beery
Jack Hawkins
Richard Ainley
CinematographyFreddie Young (as F.A. Young)
Edited byMerrill G. White (as Merrill White)
Frederick Wilson (as Fred Wilson)
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
23 March 1937 (London) (UK)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

Britmovie called it a "routine thriller" ;[2] while British Pictures wrote, "(it) suffers through being an adaptation of a theatre adaptation (by Ian Hay) of the original novel. Some of the exposition is clunky and at times confusing; and the direction needed someone like Walter Forde to make the most of it. Hawkins and Harker, in the roles they played on stage, hold it together." [3]


  1. "The Frog". BFI.
  2. "The Frog".
  3. David Absalom. "ARCHIVE Fou - Fz: British Films of the 30s, 40s and 50s".

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