Stolen Assignment

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Stolen Assignment
Directed by Terence Fisher
Produced by Francis Searle
Written by Kenneth R. Hayles
Based on an original story by Maurice Harrison
& Sidney Nelson
Starring John Bentley
Cinematography Walter J. Harvey (as Jimmy Harvey)
Edited by John Pomeroy
Production
company
Association of Cinema Technicians (A.C.T.)
Distributed by British Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Release date
  • August 1955 (1955-08) (UK)
Running time
62 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Stolen Assignment is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Terence Fisher.[1] It stars John Bentley and Hy Hazell.[2] The film was produced by Francis Searle for Act Films Ltd,[3] and was a sequel to Fisher's Final Appointment of the previous year, featuring sleuthing journalists Mike Billings and Jenny Drew.[4] When an artist's wife is murdered, rival reporters compete to solve the crime and win a scoop.

Cast[edit]

  • John Bentley as Mike Billings
  • Hy Hazell as Jenny Drew
  • Eddie Byrne as Inspector Corcoran
  • Patrick Holt as Henry Crossley
  • Joyce Carey as Ida Garnett
  • Kay Callard as Stella Watson
  • Violet Gould as Mrs. Hudson
  • Jessica Cairns as Marilyn Dawn
  • Charles Farrell as Percy Simpson
  • Michael Ellison as Danny Hudson
  • Desmond Rayner as John Smith
  • Graham Stuart as Coroner
  • Frank Forsyth as Dr Roberts
  • Clement Hamelin as Seth Makepeace
  • John Watson as Plain Clothes Detective Sgt.
  • Raymond Rollett as Desk Sergeant

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b6b75017b
  2. ^ http://allmovie.com/work/stolen-assignment-111749
  3. ^ Action! Fifty Years in the Life of a Union. Published: 1983 (UK). Publisher: ACTT. ISBN 0 9508993 0 5. ACT Films Limited - Ralph Bond p81 (producer listed as Francis Searle)
  4. ^ http://www.britmovie.co.uk/films/Final-Appointment_1954/

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