The Passing Stranger

The Passing Stranger is a 1954 British crime film written and directed by John Arnold, produced by Anthony Simmons (who also wrote the original film story) and Ian Gibson-Smith, with Leon Clore serving as the film's executive producer, for Harlequin Productions. The film stars Lee Patterson, Diane Cilento and Duncan Lamont.[1]

The Passing Stranger
Directed byJohn Arnold
Produced byAnthony Simmons
Ian Gibson-Smith
Written byJohn Arnold
Based onan original story by Anthony Simmons
StarringLee Patterson
Diane Cilento
Duncan Lamont
Music byKen Sykora
CinematographyWalter Lassally
Edited byAlvin Bailey
Harlequin Productions Ltd.
Distributed byIndependent Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • November 1954 (1954-11)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Various criminals descend on a roadside café in a small British town.


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote "This decent second feature tries hard but fails because of script limitations";[2] whereas Allmovie called it "a passing good little film noir."[3]


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