Dublin Nightmare

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Dublin Nightmare
"Dublin Nightmare" (1958).jpg
Directed by Cliff Owen
Produced by Jon Penington
Written by John Tully
Based on a novel by Robin Estridge (as Philip Loraine)
Starring William Sylvester
Marla Landi
Richard Leech
Music by Edwin Astley
Cinematography Eric Cross
Edited by John Seabourne
Penington Eady Productions
Distributed by J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
October 1958
Running time
62 mins
Language English

Dublin Nightmare is a 1958 British thriller film directed by John Pomeroy and starring William Sylvester, Marla Landi and Richard Leech.[1] The film is a low budget quota quickie shot at Twickenham Studios.[2]


Irish nationalists plans to seize a security van to raise money for their movement. A photographer begins to investigate the raid, as one of his friends was murdered during it.


  • William Sylvester ... John Kevin
  • Marla Landi ... Anna Monti
  • Richard Leech ... Steve Lawlor
  • Harry Hutchinson ... Finian
  • William Sherwood ... Edward Dillon
  • Jack Cunningham ... O'Connor
  • Gerald Lawson ... Tramp
  • Helen Lindsay ... Mary O'Callaghan
  • Pat O'Sullivan ... Danny O'Callaghan
  • John McCarthy ... Morgan

Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide called it "a routine crime drama"; [3] while Britmovie described it as a "compact b-movie based on the novel by Robin Estridge and effectively directed by John Pomeroy that transposes a Third Man style plot to 1950s Ireland." [4]


  1. ^ "Dublin Nightmare (1958)". BFI. 
  2. ^ dfordoom. "Classic Movie Ramblings". dfordoom-movieramblings.blogspot.co.uk. 
  3. ^ "Dublin Nightmare". TVGuide.com. 
  4. ^ "Dublin Nightmare". britmovie.co.uk. 

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