Someone at the Door (1950 film)

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Someone at the Door
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Directed by Francis Searle
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Screenplay by A.R. Rawlinson
Based on the play Someone at the Door by Major Campbell Christie & Dorothy Campbell Christie[1]
Starring Michael Medwin
Garry Marsh
Yvonne Owen
Music by Frank Spencer
Cinematography Walter J. Harvey
Edited by John Ferris
Distributed by Exclusive Films (UK)
Release date
  • April 1950 (1950-04) (UK)
Running time
65 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Someone at the Door is a 1950 British crime comedy film directed by Francis Searle and starring Michael Medwin, Garry Marsh and Yvonne Owen.[2]


A journalist comes up with a scheme to boost his career by inventing a fake murder but soon becomes embroiled in trouble when a real killing takes place.


The film was based on a hit West End play by Campbell Christie and his wife Dorothy, which had previously been turned into a film in 1936.[3][4][5]


Critical reception[edit]

The Radio Times wrote, "this is Hammer hokum of the hoariest kind. There isn't a semblance of suspense...Not even the arrival of jewel thieves at the haunted house...can revive one's fast-fading interest. However, there is one good wheeze, during the credit sequence, when director Francis Searle reveals that the front of the old house is merely a flat piece of scenery erected in a field";[5] and Fantastic Movie Musings & Ramblings concluded, "it isn't much of a movie, but if you take it for what it is (a late-period old dark house variant based on a stage play), it has its uses. There are a few mildly amusing jokes and a couple of decent plot twists, which is more than some examples of this genre have."[6]


  1. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "Someone at the Door (1950)". 
  3. ^ "Someone at the Door (1936)". 
  4. ^ .
  5. ^ a b "Someone at the Door - Film from RadioTimes". 
  6. ^ Ramblings, Fantastic Movie Musings &. "Fantastic Movie Musings & Ramblings - SOMEONE AT THE DOOR(1950)". 

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