Dick Barton: Special Agent

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Dick Barton: Special Agent
Directed by Alfred J. Goulding
Produced by Henry Halstead
Written by Alfred J. Goulding
Alan Stranks
Based on the BBC radio serial
Starring Don Stannard
George Ford
Cinematography Stanley Clinton
Edited by Eta Simpson
Production
company
Distributed by Exclusive Films
Release date
10 May 1948
Running time
71 mins
Country UK
Language English

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.

Plot[edit]

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...

Cast[edit]

  • 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

Release[edit]

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]

Reception[edit]

Dick Barton: Special Agent currently holds an average two and a half star rating (4.8/10) on IMDb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dick Barton Special Agent at Hammerfilms.com

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