Lightning Conductor (film)
Maurice Elvey (left), Gordon Harker and real London busmen rehearsing on set
|Directed by||Maurice Elvey|
|Produced by||Anthony Havelock-Allan|
|Written by||Joseph Jefferson Farjeon
|Music by||Percival Mackey|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
Lightning Conductor is a 1938 British comedy thriller film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Gordon Harker, John Lodge and Sally Gray. The screenplay concerns a London bus driver who becomes embroiled in a plot by foreign agents to steal secret documents. It was made at Pinewood Studios.
- Gordon Harker as Albert Rughouse
- John Lodge as Anderson
- Sally Gray as Mary
- Ernest Thesiger as Professor
- George Moon as George
- Steven Geray as Mortley
- Charles Eaton as Royle
- Arthur Hambling as Bus Inspector
- Roy Findlay as Dakers
Allmovie noted a "breezy British action comedy...No mere programmer, The Lightning Conductor is exceptionally well cast, with such reliables as John Lodge, Sally Gray, Ernst Thesiger and Steven Geray going through their usual expert paces." and TV Guide called it "a suspenseful comedy with some good characterizations."
- "Lightning Conductor (1938)". BFI.
- Hal Erickson. "Lightning Conductor (1938) - Maurice Elvey - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- "Lightning Conductor". TVGuide.com.
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