A Lady Mislaid

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A Lady Mislaid
"A Lady Mislaid" (1958).jpg
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Directed by David MacDonald
Produced by Robert Hall
Written by Frederick Gotfurt
Based on A Lady Mislaid
by Kenneth Horne
Starring Phyllis Calvert
Alan White
Thorley Walters
Gillian Owen
Music by Sydney John Kay
Cinematography Norman Warwick
Edited by Seymour Logie
Distributed by Associated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
  • 1958 (1958)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

A Lady Mislaid is a 1958 British comedy film directed by David MacDonald and starring Phyllis Calvert, Alan White and Thorley Walters.[1] It is based on a 1948 play of the same name by Kenneth Horne.[2]


Esther (Phyllis Calvert) and her sister Jennifer (Gillian Owen) are spinsters on holiday in a remote country cottage. Things take a dramatic turn when a policeman (Alan White) calls, searching for the body of the former tenant's wife. When a human skeleton is unearthed in a chicken coup, the finger of suspicion points firmly at the previous occupant, Mr. Smith (Thorley Walters).


Critical reception[edit]

The Radio Times gave the film two out of five stars, and wrote, "A quaint idea and a decent cast make perfectly respectable entertainment out of an hour-long British programmer, but there's not much more to be said for it."[3]


  1. ^ "A Lady Mislaid (1958)". 
  2. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ "A Lady Mislaid - Film from RadioTimes". 

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