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.[1] 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 byPhilip Brandon
Produced byHugh Perceval
Written byJames Seymour
Based onThe Missing Million
by Edgar Wallace
StarringLinden Travers
John Warwick
Patricia Hilliard
John Stuart
Music byPercival Mackey
CinematographyStephen Dade
Edited byWalter Jentzsch
Signet Films
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors
Release date
March 1942
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


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").


The film was shot at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith with sets designed by the art director Andrew Mazzei.


Critical reception

TV Guide called it a "routine second feature";[2] 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".[3]


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