The Large Rope
|The Large Rope|
|Directed by||Wolf Rilla|
|Produced by||Victor Hanbury|
|Written by||Ted Willis|
|Music by||Ronald Binge|
|Edited by||Peter Graham Scott|
Victor Hanbury Productions (as Insignia)
|Distributed by||United Artists Corporation (UK)|
After his release from prison a man returns to his village, where he is accused of murdering a woman.
- Donald Houston as Tom Penney
- Susan Shaw as Susan Hamble
- Robert Brown as Mick Jordan
- Vanda Godsell as Amy Jordan
- Peter Byrne as Jeff Stribling
- Richard Warner as Inspector Harmer
- Christine Finn as May
- Thomas Heathcote as James Gore
- Katie Johnson as Grandmother (uncredited)
- Hilda Fenemore as Pub Landlady (uncredited)
The film historians Steve Chibnall and Brian McFarlane describe The Large Rope as an "excellent thriller", adding that it has "an arresting narrative premise and an unsentimental view of the potential mean-spiritedness of village life".
- BFI Database entry
- Steve Chibnall & Brian McFarlane, The British 'B' Film, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2009, p. 139.