The Crimson Circle (1936 film)

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The Crimson Circle
Directed by Reginald Denham
Produced by Richard Wainwright
Written by Edgar Wallace (novel)
Howard Irving Young
Starring Hugh Wakefield
Alfred Drayton
Niall MacGinnis
June Duprez
Cinematography Philip Tannura
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
Running time
76 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Crimson Circle is a 1936 British crime film directed by Reginald Denham and starring Hugh Wakefield, Alfred Drayton, and Niall MacGinnis.[1] It is based on the 1922 novel The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace. It was made by the independent producer Richard Wainwright at Shepperton and Welwyn Studios.[2]


Detectives at Scotland Yard try to track down The Crimson Circle, a secret society of blackmailers.

Earlier versions[edit]

An earlier UK/German co-production of The Crimson Circle, produced in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film system, was trade-shown in London in March 1929, along with an early sound version of Wallace's The Clue of the New Pin.



  1. ^ BFI Database entry
  2. ^ Wood p.89


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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