Code of Scotland Yard

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Code of Scotland Yard
"Code of Scotland Yard" (1947).jpg
French poster by Boris Grinsson
Directed byGeorge King
Produced byGeorge King
Screenplay byReginald Long
Katherine Strueby
Based onthe play by Edward Percy
StarringOskar Homolka
Muriel Pavlow
Derek Farr
Music byGeorge Melachrino
CinematographyHone Glendinning
Edited byManuel del Campo
Pennant Pictures
Distributed byBritish Lion Films (UK)
Release date
10 March 1947
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£140,694 (UK)[1]

Code of Scotland Yard is a 1947 British crime film directed by George King and starring Oskar Homolka, Muriel Pavlow and Derek Farr. It was also known as The Shop at Sly Corner, from the popular stage play of that name by Edward Percy.[2][3] It features an appearance by the young Diana Dors.

It was shot at Isleworth Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Bernard Robinson.


A wealthy French refugee (Homolka) lives a comfortable life as an antique dealer in London, but when an employee (Griffith) discovers that his money comes from fencing stolen goods, the employee attempts to blackmail the Frenchman, with fatal results. The antique dealer cares only for his concert violinist daughter (Pavlow), and when he sees her future is threatened, he kills the blackmailer.


Critical reception[edit]

  • Allmovie wrote, "Oscar Homolka, a Viennese character actor who worked prolifically on both sides of the Atlantic, is the principal attraction." [3]
  • TV Guide called it an " interesting melodrama rich with character, thanks to the excellent performance by Homolka and a uniformly fine British cast." [4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p483
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  3. ^ a b "Code of Scotland Yard (1947) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  4. ^ "Code Of Scotland Yard Review". Retrieved 2014-02-22.