Lightning Conductor (film)

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Lightning Conductor
"Lightning Conductor" (1938).jpg
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
Lawrence Green
Ivor McLaren
Evadne Price
Starring Gordon Harker
John Lodge
Sally Gray
Ernest Thesiger
Music by Percival Mackey
Cinematography Francis Carver
Pinebrook Studios
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release date
  • 1938 (1938)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Lightning Conductor is a 1938 British comedy thriller film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Gordon Harker, John Lodge and Sally Gray.[1] 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.


Critical reception[edit]

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."[2] and TV Guide called it "a suspenseful comedy with some good characterizations."[3]


  1. ^ "Lightning Conductor (1938)". BFI. 
  2. ^ Hal Erickson. "Lightning Conductor (1938) - Maurice Elvey - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie. 
  3. ^ "Lightning Conductor". 

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