Trunk Crime

Trunk Crime is a 1939 British thriller film directed by Roy Boulting and starring Manning Whiley, Barbara Everest and Michael Drake. It was made at Elstree Studios as a quota quickie.[1] The film's sets were designed by Duncan Sutherland.

Trunk Crime
Directed byRoy Boulting
Produced byJohn Boulting
Written byReginald Denham (play)
Edward Percy (play)
Francis Miller
StarringManning Whiley
Barbara Everest
Michael Drake
Music byCharles Brill
CinematographyD.P. Cooper
Edited byClifford Boote
Roy Boulting
Charter Film Productions
Distributed byAnglo-American Film Corporation
Release date
25 September 1939
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Manning Whiley as Bentley
  • Barbara Everest as Ursula
  • Michael Drake as Grierson
  • Hay Petrie as Old Dan
  • Thorley Walters as Huey Frazer
  • David Keir as Quiney
  • Howard Douglas as The landlord
  • Tom Gill as Undergraduate
  • Lewis Stringer as Hearty, Undergraduate
  • Ian Fulton as Undergraduate
  • Geoffrey Gabriel as Undergraduate
  • Eileen Bennett as Eve
  • Pamela Sharpe as Annie
  • Charles Stephenson as The porter
  • Patch as The Dog


  1. Wood p.101


  • 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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