Jigsaw (1962 film)

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Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Val Guest
Screenplay by Val Guest
Based on a novel by Hillary Waugh
Starring Jack Warner
Ronald Lewis
Yolande Donlan
Michael Goodliffe
John Le Mesurier
Cinematography Arthur Grant
Edited by Bill Lenny
Distributed by Brittania Films (UK)
Beverly Pictures (USA)
Release dates
Running time
107 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Jigsaw is a 1962 British crime drama film written and directed by Val Guest and starring Jack Warner and Ronald Lewis. It is based on the novel Sleep Long, My Love by Hillary Waugh. [1]


A woman is murdered near Brighton. Two local detectives lead an investigation, methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and Hove, but also further afield.[2]


Critical response[edit]

Britmovie wrote "Jigsaw is a chilling murder mystery," adding, "at 107 minutes, the film is long but never tiresome" ; [3] while The Guardian described the film as "one of the finest postwar British crime movies and possibly the best depiction of the seaside town on film. Caught in its seedy corruption, Brighton emerges as a far cry from the bumbling world with which (Val) Guest had until then been associated." [4]


  1. ^ "Jigsaw". BFI. 
  2. ^ "Jigsaw (1962) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Jigsaw 1962 | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  4. ^ Christopher Hawtree. "Obituary: Val Guest". the Guardian. 

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