Suspect (1960 film)

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"Suspect" (1960).jpg
Directed by John Boulting
Roy Boulting
Produced by John Boulting
Roy Boulting
Written by Nigel Balchin
Roy Boulting (additional scenes)
Jeffrey Dell (additional scenes)
Based on novel A Sort of Traitors by Nigel Balchin
Starring Tony Britton
Virginia Maskell
Ian Bannen
Charter Film Productions
Distributed by British Lion Film Corporation
Release dates
  • 15 November 1960 (1960-11-15) (London, UK)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Suspect is a 1960 British thriller film directed by Roy Boulting and John Boulting. It starred Tony Britton, Virginia Maskell, Ian Bannen, Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence, and was filmed on a limited budget at Shepperton in seventeen days.[1] It was released in the U.S. as The Risk.[2] A young scientist's pioneering work and his acquaintance with subversive anti-government groups attract the attention of the authorities.[3]


Critical reception[edit]

The Times wrote, "the film is produced and directed by Mr. Roy and Mr. John Boulting; they have made a workmanlike job of what was a workmanlike book" ;[4] while more recently, TV Guide wrote, "at times it is highly crafted, and the careful planning behind the production comes through well. However, the rapid shoot and low budget occasionally give this the look of a made-for-television film, and despite the tautness of the direction, the story is merely a routine thriller." [5]


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