The Harassed Hero

The Harassed Hero is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Guy Middleton, Joan Winmill Brown and Elwyn Brook-Jones.[1] It was based on a novel of the same name by Ernest Dudley.[2]

The Harassed Hero
Guy Middleton and Joan Winmill Brown
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Produced byClive Nicholas
Written byBrock Williams
Based onnovel The Harassed Hero by Ernest Dudley
StarringGuy Middleton
Joan Winmill Brown
Elwyn Brook-Jones
Music byFrank Chacksfield
CinematographyHone Glendinning (as Hone Glendining)
Edited byAnne Barker
Corsair Pictures
Distributed byAssociated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Wealthy hypochondriac bachelor Murray Selwyn (Guy Middleton) has been ordered by his doctors to avoid stress, but unfortunately finds himself face to face with a gang of counterfeiters. Murray has unwittingly come into possession of the printing plates the gang is after. His stress levels escalate further when Murray's nurse (Joan Winmill Brown) is kidnapped by the gang.

Partial cast

Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "silly comedy routines abound in this patented British farce." [3]


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