The Malpas Mystery

The Malpas Mystery is a 1960 British 'B' movie crime film, directed by Sidney Hayers.[1] Although originally made by Independent Artists at Beaconsfield studios, it was included in the Merton Park series of Edgar Wallace Mysteries.[2][3] When Audrey is released from prison, she finds herself embroiled with mysterious doctors, missing heirs, diamonds and murder.

The Malpas Mystery
Directed bySidney Hayers
Produced byJulian Wintle
Leslie Parkyn
Written byPaul Tabori
Gordon Wellesley
Based onnovel The Face in the Night by Edgar Wallace
StarringMaureen Swanson
Allan Cuthbertson
Geoffrey Keen
Music byElisabeth Lutyens
CinematographyMichael Reed
Edited byTristam Cones
Independent Artists
Langton Productions
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • October 1960 (1960-10) (UK)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

The Spinning Image called it "One of the best of the ‘Edgar Wallace’ series (if we accept it as one of the series), The Malpas Mystery is very impressively filmed for a cheap second feature and a step above the rather flat and boring items of the same period."[4]


  1. MALPAS MYSTERY, The Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 28, Iss. 324, (Jan 1, 1961): 23.
  2. "The Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 1".
  3. "The Malpas Mystery (1961)". BFI.
  4. "Malpas Mystery, The Review (1960)".
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