The Frog

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The Frog
"The Frog" (1937).jpg
Directed by Jack Raymond
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Written by Ian Hay (adaptation)
Gerald Elliott (screenplay)
Based on novel The Fellowship of the Frog by Edgar Wallace
Starring Noah Beery
Jack Hawkins
Richard Ainley
Cinematography Freddie Young (as F.A. Young)
Edited by Merrill G. White (as Merrill White)
Frederick Wilson (as Fred Wilson)
Distributed by General Film Distributors (UK)
Release dates
23 March 1937 (London) (UK)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Frog is a 1937 British crime film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Noah Beery, Jack Hawkins and Richard Ainley.[1] The film is about the police chasing a criminal mastermind who goes by the name of The Frog. It was based on a novel by Edgar Wallace. It was followed by a loose sequel The Return of the Frog, the following year.


Critical reception[edit]

Britmovie called it a "routine thriller" ;[2] while British Pictures wrote, "(it) suffers through being an adaptation of a theatre adaptation (by Ian Hay) of the original novel. Some of the exposition is clunky and at times confusing; and the direction needed someone like Walter Forde to make the most of it. Hawkins and Harker, in the roles they played on stage, hold it together." [3]


  1. ^ "The Frog". BFI. 
  2. ^ "The Frog". 
  3. ^ David Absalom. "ARCHIVE Fou - Fz: British Films of the 30s, 40s and 50s". 

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