The Terror (1938 film)

The Terror is a 1938 British crime film directed by Richard Bird and starring Wilfrid Lawson, Linden Travers and Bernard Lee.[1] It was based on the 1927 play The Terror by Edgar Wallace which had previously been adapted as an American film The Terror in 1928.[2]

The Terror
Directed byRichard Bird
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Written byWilliam Freshman
Based onThe Terror
by Edgar Wallace
StarringWilfrid Lawson
Bernard Lee
Arthur Wontner
Linden Travers
Music byMarr Mackie
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Edited byLionel Tomlinson
Distributed byAssociated British Picture Corporation
Release date
May 1938
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was shot at Elstree Studios with sets designed by the art director Cedric Dawe.

Plot summary

A group of criminals carry out a daring robbery of an armoured van. Two of the criminals are betrayed by the mastermind of the operation. After ten years in prison they come out and search for the man behind the crimes who betrayed them. But the police are on their tail also wanting to find out who was behind the robbery.



  1. "The Terror". BFI.
  2. Goble p.488


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