The Teckman Mystery

The Teckman Mystery is a 1954 black and white British mystery film directed by Wendy Toye and starring Margaret Leighton, John Justin, Roland Culver and Michael Medwin.[1]

The Teckman Mystery
British theatrical poster
Directed byWendy Toye
Produced byJosef Somlo
Written byFrancis Durbridge
James Matthews
StarringMargaret Leighton
John Justin
Roland Culver
Music byClifton Parker
CinematographyJack Hildyard
Edited byBert Rule
Corona Productions
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Associated Artists Productions (US)
Release date
27 October 1954 (UK)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A biographer researching a book on a pilot who died during the test flight of a new plane falls in love with the pilot's sister. As he uncovers more about the test flight, people connected with the case begin to die. The author naturally becomes nervous, until two Scotland Yard inspectors take on the case.


Critical reception

The New York Times wrote, "an obvious fly-by-night, with a pretty good cast headed by the gifted Margaret Leighton and John Justin, this Associated Artists release is a slow, contrived and exasperatingly arch puzzler that sets some sort of record for meandering banality".[2] The Radio Times called the film a "passable thriller" with "more than a hint of The Third Man."[3]


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