Penny Gold

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Penny Gold
"Penny Gold" (1973).jpg
UK theatrical poster
Directed by Jack Cardiff
Produced by George H. Brown
Written by David D. Osborn (as David Osborn)
Liz Charles-Williams
Starring James Booth
Francesca Annis
Nicky Henson
Music by John Scott
Cinematography Ken Hodges
Edited by John Trumper
Fanfare Films Ltd. (as A Fanfare Film)
Distributed by Scotia-Barber (UK)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Penny Gold is a 1973 British drama film directed by Jack Cardiff and starring James Booth, Francesca Annis, Nicky Henson and Joss Ackland.[1] The screenplay concerns two policemen who investigate a series of murders.


A police detective investigates the murder of a young woman, and discovers that the crime is connected to her surviving twin sister and an extremely valuable stamp.


Critical reception[edit]

Time Out noted, "a brilliant opening sequence, otherwise this flat-footed British thriller is hampered by something like the world's worst script, including flashbacks no one would ever conceivably flash back to, and by a cumbersome storyline about big league stamp trading";[2] while Sky Movies wrote, "the spirit of the British crime movie of the Fifties lives on in this old-fashioned thriller about the hunt for a rare stamp - the Penny Gold of the title. Jack Cardiff directs with obvious affection for a genre long past but it's hard on such distinguished players as Francesca Annis and James Booth not to have more meat on which to bite." [3]


  1. ^ "Penny Gold". BFI. 
  2. ^ "Penny Gold". Time Out London. 
  3. ^ "Penny Gold". Find and Watch. 

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