Three Silent Men
Three Silent Men is a 1940 British crime film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Sebastian Shaw, Derrick De Marney, Patricia Roc and Arthur Hambling. The screenplay concerns a pacifist surgeon who must operate to save the life of the inventor of a deadly weapon of war, and when the inventor dies, the surgeon becomes prime suspect.
|Three Silent Men|
|Directed by||Thomas Bentley|
|Produced by||F.W. Baker|
|Written by||Jack Byrd |
|Based on||the novel Three Silent Men by E.P. Thorne|
|Starring||Sebastian Shaw |
Derrick De Marney
|Edited by||Cecil H. Williamson|
|Distributed by||Butcher's Film Service|
|7 September 1940|
Pacifist surgeon Sir James Quentin (Sebastian Shaw) operates on Zaroff (Meinhart Maur), the inventor of a lethal weapon to be used against the Allies in the war. When Zaroff is discovered dead from an excess of ether, Quentin is immediately suspected. To clear her father's name, Quentin's daughter Pat (Patricia Roc), and her boyfriend Captain Mellish (Derrick De Marney), search for the real murderer.
- Sebastian Shaw as Sir James Quentin
- Derrick De Marney as Captain John Mellish
- Patricia Roc as Pat Quentin
- Arthur Hambling as Ginger Brown
- Meinhart Maur as Karl Zaroff
- John Turnbull as Inspector Gill
- Peter Gawthorne as General Bullington
- André Morell as Klein
- Charles Oliver as Johnson
- Jack Vyvian as Sergeant Wells
- Billy Watts as Fernald
- Charles Paton as Mr. Gibbs
- Basil Cunard as Dr. Fairlie
- Hugh Dempster as Nelson
- Ian Fleming as Pennington
- Cameron Hall as Badger Wood
- Scott Harrold as Ted Blacklock
- F.B.J. Sharp as Coroner
- Bill Shine as Bystander at accident
- Cynthia Stock as Matron
TV Guide gave the film two out of five stars, calling it, "Badly written, though the suspense makes it entertaining."
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