Talk of the Devil
|Talk of the Devil|
|Directed by||Carol Reed|
|Produced by||Jack Raymond|
|Written by||George Barraud
|Music by||Percival Mackey|
|Edited by||Helen Lewis
John E. Morris
Merrill G. White
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|9 December 1936|
Talk of the Devil is a 1936 British crime film directed by Carol Reed and starring Ricardo Cortez, Sally Eilers and Basil Sydney. A dishonest shipbuilder plans to frame his half-brother for his own criminal activities.
Reed had previously been working for Ealing Studios, but he made the film for the independent producer Herbert Wilcox. It was the first film to be completely made at the recently-opened Pinewood Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Wilfred Arnold.
It remains one of Reed's most obscure films, and was for many years out of circulation, although the BFI National Archive holds a copy. The film was not well-received at the time and did little to boost Reed's standing in the British film industry.
- Ricardo Cortez as Ray Allen
- Sally Eilers as Ann Marlow
- Basil Sydney as Stephen Rindlay
- Randle Ayrton as John Findlay
- Charles Carson as Lord Dymchurch
- Frederick Culley as Mr Alderson
- Anthony Holles as Colquhoun
- Gordon McLeod as Inspector
- Denis Cowles as Philip Couls
- Quentin McPhearson as Angus
- Langley Howard as Clerk
- Margaret Rutherford as Housekeeper
- Moore Marriott as Dart-thrower
- Pykett p.144
- Moss p.95
- Moss, Robert. Films of Carol Reed. Springer, 2016.
- Pykett, Derek. British Horror Film Locations. McFarland & Company, 2008.
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