The Nursemaid Who Disappeared

The Nursemaid Who Disappeared is a 1939 British, black-and-white, crime film, directed by Arthur B. Woods and starring Ronald Shiner as Detective Smith (uncredited), Ian Fleming, Arthur Margetson, Peter Coke and Edward Chapman.[2] Based on a Philip Macdonald novel, it was produced by Warner Brothers - First National Productions.[3]

The Nursemaid Who Disappeared
Directed byArthur B. Woods
Produced byJerome Jackson (executive producer)
Screenplay byConnery Chappell
Paul Gangelin
Based onnovel The Nursemaid Who Disappeared by Philip Macdonald[1]
StarringArthur Margetson
Peter Coke
Lesley Brook
CinematographyBasil Emmott
Edited byLeslie Norman (uncredited)
Warner Brothers-First National Productions
Distributed byWarner Bros. (UK)
Release date
  • March 1939 (1939-03) (UK)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


In this thriller, a playwright overhears a gang of men plotting a kidnapping and enlists the assistance of a detective to investigate them. They soon find the ring is fronted by a bogus employment agency that sends "clients" to check out potential victims. Action ensues as they endeavor to stop them.[4]



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