A Matter of Murder

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A Matter of Murder
"The Strangers Came A Matter of Murder" (1949 films).jpg
Directed by John Gilling
Produced by Sam Lee
Roger Proudlock
Written by John Gilling
Starring Maureen Riscoe
John Barry
Charles Clapham
Ivan Craig
Music by George Melachrino
Cinematography S.D. Onions
Distributed by Grand National Pictures
Release date
  • December 1949 (1949-12)
Running time
59 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

A Matter of Murder is a 1949 British crime film directed by John Gilling and starring Maureen Riscoe, John Barry, Charles Clapham, Ian Fleming and John Le Mesurier.[1] It was made as a B film, partly at the Kensington Studios, by Vandyke Productions.


Mild mannered bank clerk Geoffrey Dent (John Barry) is persuaded by his nagging, gold digging girlfriend Laura (Sonya O'Sheato) to embezzle money. When an attempt is made on Laura's life, Geoffrey runs away with the cash to avoid being blamed. With the killer and a detective hot on his heels, Geoffrey hides out in a remote boarding house, where he becomes the murderer's next intended victim.


  • Geoffrey Dent - John Barry
  • Julie McKelvin - Maureen Riscoe
  • Col Peabody - Charles Clapham
  • Tony - Ivan Craig
  • Det Sgt McKelvin - Ian Fleming
  • Laura Wilson - Sonya O'Shea
  • Sgt Bex - Peter Madren
  • Ginter - John Le Mesurier
  • Cullen - Sam Lee
  • Miss Budge - Blanche Fothergill


  1. ^ http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b741f3da4

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