Dick Barton: Special Agent

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Dick Barton: Special Agent
Directed byAlfred J. Goulding
Produced byHenry Halstead
Written byAlfred J. Goulding
Alan Stranks
Based onthe BBC radio serial
StarringDon Stannard
George Ford
CinematographyStanley Clinton
Edited byEta Simpson
Distributed byExclusive Films
Release date
10 May 1948
Running time
71 mins

Dick Barton: Special Agent is a 1948 British film about special agent Dick Barton. It was the first of three films that Hammer Film Productions made about the British agent, followed by Dick Barton at Bay and Dick Barton Strikes Back.


Dick Barton (Don Stannard) and his friends Snowey and Jack are investigating smuggling when attempts are made on his life. It turns out there is a neo-Nazi plot to contaminate Great Britain's water supply...


  • Don Stannard as Dick Barton
  • George Ford as Snowey
  • Jack Shaw as Jack
  • Gillian Maude as Jean
  • Beatrice Kane as Mrs Horrock
  • Ivor Danvers as Snub
  • Geoffrey Wincott as Dr Caspar
  • Arthur Bush as Schuler
  • Alec Ross as Tony


The film's success prompted Hammer to make a number of movies based on radio and/or TV shows. It was released in the USA as Dick Barton, Detective.[1]


  1. ^ Dick Barton Special Agent at Hammerfilms.com

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