Inquest (1939 film)

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Directed by Roy Boulting
Produced by John Boulting
Written by Michael Barringer (play)
Francis Miller
Starring Elizabeth Allan
Herbert Lomas
Hay Petrie
Barbara Everest
Music by Charles Brill
Cinematography D.P. Cooper
Edited by Roy Boulting
Charter Film Productions
Distributed by Grand National Pictures
Release dates
December 1939
Running time
60 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Inquest is a 1939 British crime film directed by Ray Boulting and starring Elizabeth Allan, Herbert Lomas, Hay Petrie and Barbara Everest.[1] In the film, a young widow is accused of murder, and enlists the support of a King's Counsel to help prove her innocence.[2] It was based on a play by Michael Barringer which had previously been adapted as a film in 1931. The film was a quota quickie made at Highbury Studios to be used as a supporting feature.[3]


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide concluded, "not bad as courtroom dramas go. This was the first attempt by the Boulting brothers to give higher production values to programmer filmmaking." [4]


  1. ^ malcolmgsw (1 December 1939). "Inquest (1939)". IMDb. 
  2. ^ "Inquest (1940)". BFI. 
  3. ^ "Three Silent Men & Inquest". 
  4. ^ "Inquest".