At the Stroke of Nine

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At the Stroke of Nine
"At the Stroke of Nine" (1957).jpg
Original British lobby card
Directed by Lance Comfort
Produced by Harry Booth
Michael Deeley
Jon Penington
Written by Harry Booth
Brian Clemens
Michael Deeley
Jon Penington
Starring Patricia Dainton
Stephen Murray
Patrick Barr
Dermot Walsh
Music by Edwin Astley
Cinematography Gerald Gibbs
Towers of London Productions
Distributed by Grand National (UK)
Release date
June 1957
Running time
71 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £20,000[1]

At the Stroke of Nine is a 1957 British crime film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Patricia Dainton, Stephen Murray, Patrick Barr and Dermot Walsh.[2] The plot follows a high-flying female journalist who is kidnapped by a madman. He forces her to write articles about him and threatens to kill her.[3]


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide wrote, "the frantic search for the loonie by police offers some interesting scenes with fair suspense."[4]


  1. ^ Michael Deeley, Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: My Life in Cult Movies, Pegasus Books, 2009 p 20
  2. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | AT THE STROKE OF NINE (1957)". 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. ^ "At the Stroke of Nine : Overview". msn. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "At The Stroke Of Nine Review". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 

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