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
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.


  • 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


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  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)
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