Ticket of Leave (film)

Ticket of Leave is a 1936 British crime film directed by Michael Hankinson and starring Dorothy Boyd, John Clements and George Merritt. It was made as a quota quickie at Elstree Studios by the British subsidiary of Paramount Pictures.[1] The screenplay concerns a woman who joins forces with a criminal after he robs her flat.[2] The title refers to the ticket of leave given to prisoners when they were released from jail.

Ticket of Leave
Directed byMichael Hankinson
Produced byAnthony Havelock-Allan
Written byMargaret McDonnell
Vera Allinson
Michael Hankinson
StarringDorothy Boyd
John Clements
George Merritt
Wally Patch
CinematographyFrancis Carver
Distributed byParamount British Pictures
Release date
January 1936
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. Wood p.88
  2. Chibnall p.286


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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