The Missing Million
The Missing Million is a 1942 British crime film directed by Philip Brandon and starring Linden Travers, John Warwick and Patricia Hilliard. It is adapted from the 1923 novel The Missing Million by Edgar Wallace. A millionaire is persecuted by a criminal gang.
|The Missing Million|
|Directed by||Philip Brandon|
|Produced by||Hugh Perceval|
|Written by||James Seymour|
|Based on||The Missing Million |
by Edgar Wallace
|Starring||Linden Travers |
|Music by||Percival Mackey|
|Edited by||Walter Jentzsch|
|Distributed by||Associated British Film Distributors|
When millionaire-about-town Rex Walton (Ivan Brandt) mysteriously vanishes on the eve of his wedding, a chain of strange, violent events is set in motion. Intrepid Joan Walton (Linden Travers) assists Inspector Dicker (John Stuart) in the search for her brother. The main suspect is notorious criminal The Panda ("The Prince of Blackmailers").
TV Guide called it a "routine second feature"; while Noirish wrote, "this is a very, very workaday comedy thriller, with most of the action being played as light entertainment and one character—the tiresomely misogynistic safecracker Nobby Knowles (Victor)—being played strictly for laughs".