Suspense (1930 film)

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Directed by Walter Summers
Produced by Walter Summers
Written by Walter Summers
Patrick MacGil
Starring Mickey Brantford
Cyril McLaglen
Jack Raine
Hay Petrie
Music by Dallas Bower
Cinematography Theodor Sparkuhl
Hal Young
Edited by Walter Stokvis
Distributed by Wardour Films
Release date
  • 4 July 1930 (1930-07-04)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Suspense is a 1930 British war film directed by Walter Summers and starring Mickey Brantford, Cyril McLaglen and Jack Raine.[1] During the First World War a British unit take up a new position in a trench unaware that the Germans are laying a mine underneath it. The battle effects were created under the supervision of Cliff Richardson at Elstree Studios which was owned by British International Pictures.[2] The film's sets were designed by John Mead.



  1. ^ Suspense at the British Film Institute. Published: No date given. Retrieved 29 June 2013
  2. ^ Action! Fifty Years in the Life of a Union. Published: 1983 (UK). Publisher: ACTT. ISBN 0 9508993 0 5. Gunpowder and Smoke - Cliff Richardson p125 "On Walter Summers' film Suspense I was put in charge of battle effects, which were on a fairly large scale."..."Even today I shudder to think of the chances that were taken in making up flash powder..."

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