The Frog is a 1937 British crime film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Noah Beery, Jack Hawkins and Richard Ainley. 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.
|Directed by||Jack Raymond|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by||Ian Hay (adaptation) |
Gerald Elliott (screenplay)
|Based on||novel The Fellowship of the Frog by Edgar Wallace|
|Cinematography||Freddie Young (as F.A. Young)|
|Edited by||Merrill G. White (as Merrill White)|
Frederick Wilson (as Fred Wilson)
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
|23 March 1937 (London) (UK)|
- Noah Beery as Joshua Broad
- Jack Hawkins as Captain Gordon
- Richard Ainley as Ray Bennett
- Vivian Gaye as Stella Bennett
- Gordon Harker as Sgt. Elk
- Esme Percy as Philo Johnson
- Felix Aylmer as John Bennett
- Carol Goodner as Lola Bassano
- Cyril Smith as PC Balder
- Harold Franklyn as Hagen
- Gordon McLeod as Chief Commissioner
- Julien Mitchell as John Maitland
Britmovie called it a "routine thriller" ; 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."
- "The Frog". BFI.
- "The Frog". britmovie.co.uk.
- David Absalom. "ARCHIVE Fou - Fz: British Films of the 30s, 40s and 50s". britishpictures.com.