Deadly Nightshade (film)

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Deadly Nightshade
Deadly Nightshade film poster.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by John Gilling
Produced by Robert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Screenplay by Lawrence Huntington
Starring Emrys Jones
Zena Marshall
John Horsely
Music by John Lanchbery
Cinematography Monty Berman
Edited by Sidney Hayers
Kenilworth Film Productions
Distributed by General Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • March 1953 (1953-03) (UK)
Running time
61 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Deadly Nightshade is a 1953 British crime drama film directed by John Gilling.[1][2] It stars Emrys Jones, Zena Marshall and John Horsely. A convict on the run (Emrys Jones) switches identities with a lookalike, only to find himself in even deeper trouble.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide thought the idea was "done much better in Antonioni's The Passenger (1975)," but found the film, "still occasionally entertaining";[3] while the Radio Times wrote, "In spite of its penury, this typical 1950s British crime curiously engaging...Although director John Gilling throws in a few Cornish coastal views, he's mostly confined to unconvincing sets, though the cheapskate look only adds to the charm."[4]


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