Caravan (1946 film)
Detail from Italian poster
|Directed by||Arthur Crabtree|
|Produced by||Harold Huth|
|Written by||Roland Pertwee (writer)
|Music by||Bretton Byrd (uncredited)|
Cyril J. Knowles (location photography)
|Edited by||Charles Knott|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
|3 June 1946|
|Box office||649,800 admissions (France)|
In the late 19th-century, writer Richard Darrell (Stewart Granger) saves Don Carlos (Gerard Heinz) from two robbers. Don Carlos gives Richard the task of taking a valuable necklace to Spain. Bidding farewell to his fiancée, Oriana (Anne Crawford), Richard sets out. On the way, he meets Wycroft (Robert Helpmann), who assaults, robs and nearly kills Richard on behalf of his dastardly master Sir Francis Castteldow (Dennis Price), an aristocrat who plans to steal Oriana from Richard.
- Stewart Granger - Richard Darrell
- Jean Kent - Rosal
- Anne Crawford - Oriana Camperdene
- Dennis Price - Sir Francis Castleton
- Robert Helpmann - Wycroft
- Gerard Heinz - Don Carlos
- Arthur Goullet - Suiza
- John Salew - Diego
- Julian Somers - Manoel
- Pete Murray - Juan
- Josef Ramart - José
- Joseph O'Donohue - Bandit
- Sylvia St. Clair - Marie
- Patricia Laffan - Betty
- Henry Morrell - Cumbermere
- Erin de Selfa - Singer in Cafe
Jean Kent met her future husband during the making of the movie.
Stewart Granger later called the movie "terrible".
The New York Times wrote, "Granger and the rest of the cast alternate between grappling with stilted lines and an embarrassingly archaic situation with neither the players nor plot making much entertainment, while "Caravan" moves with the speed of an oxcart."; but TV Guide noted "strong direction, brilliant individual performances, and production values far above the usual run of British films work beautifully together as one melodramatic situation is piled on another." 
- Box office information for Stewart Granger films in France at Box Office Story
- BUSY BRITONS: Two Down and One to Go By C.A. LEJEUNE. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 24 June 1945: 27.
- "FILM CABLE FROM LONDON:.". Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 17 March 1946. p. 13 Supplement: The Sunday Times MAGAZINE. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- "Britain's Best Films.". Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 16 February 1947. p. 12 Supplement: SUPPLEMENT TO THE SUNDAY TIMES. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Robert Murphy, Realism and Tinsel: Cinema and Society in Britain 1939-48 2003 p209
- "Hollywood Sneaks In 15 Films on '25 Best' List of Arty Britain". The Washington Post. 15 Jan 1947. p. 2.
- Brian MacFarlane, An Autobiography of British Cinema, Methuen 1997 p 230
- A.. W. (1949-04-21). "Movie Review - Caravan - Meredith Documentary, 'A Yank Comes Back,' at Symphony - 'Caravan' at Beacon". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
- "Caravan Review". Movies.tvguide.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2014-07-24.