The Story of Shirley Yorke

The Story of Shirley Yorke is a 1948 British drama film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Derek Farr, Dinah Sheridan and Margaretta Scott.[2] The film was based on the play The Case of Lady Camber by Horace Annesley Vachell.[3] It was made at the Nettlefold Studios in Walton-on-Thames.[4] Art direction was by Charles Gilbert.

The Story of Shirley Yorke
Italian theatrical poster
Directed byMaclean Rogers
Produced byErnest G. Roy
Written byHorace Annesley Vachell (play)
Kathleen Butler
A.R. Rawlinson
Maclean Rogers
StarringDerek Farr
Dinah Sheridan
Margaretta Scott
John Robinson
Music byGeorge Melachrino
CinematographyGeoffrey Faithfull
Edited byTed Richards
Distributed byButcher's Film Service
Release date
  • 4 July 1949 (1949-07-04) (UK)
Running time
92 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom


When a nobleman's wife dies during an operation, nurse Shirley Yorke finds herself accused of poisoning, when it is found that she and the Lord were former lovers.




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  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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