The Clue of the New Pin (1961 film)

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The Clue of the New Pin
"The Clue of the New Pin" (1961).jpg
Directed by Allan Davis
Produced by Jack Greenwood
Written by Philip Mackie
Based on a novel by Edgar Wallace
Starring Paul Daneman
Bernard Archard
James Villiers
Music by Ron Goodwin (uncredited)
Cinematography Bert Mason
Edited by Anne Barker
Distributed by Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release dates
Running time
58 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Clue of the New Pin (1961) is a British crime film directed by Allan Davis and starring Paul Daneman, Bernard Archard and James Villiers.[1] It was one of the series of Edgar Wallace Mysteries, British second-features, produced at Merton Park Studios in the 1960s.

This film is an adaptation of the 1923 novel The Clue of the New Pin by Edgar Wallace, which was also made into a film in 1929.


TV journalist Tab Holland assists Scotland yard with the murder of a reclusive millionaire whose corpse is discovered locked in a vault. The key to the vault is mysteriously found on the table beside the corpse.

Partial cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide called it "slightly better than most of the 47 Edgar Wallace second features that producer Greenwood put out between 1960 and 1963." [2]


  1. ^ "BFI Database entry". BFI. 
  2. ^ "The Clue Of The New Pin". TV Guide. 

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