The Floating Dutchman
|The Floating Dutchman|
|Directed by||Vernon Sewell|
|Produced by||William H. Williams|
|Written by||Vernon Sewell|
|Based on||a novel by Nicolas Bentley|
|Music by||Eric Spear|
|Edited by||Geoffrey Muller|
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures|
The Floating Dutchman is a 1952 British crime film directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Dermot Walsh, Sydney Tafler and Mary Germaine. It was known as 'Clue for a Corpse' on U.S. TV. The film was an early product of Merton Park Studios, a British company best known for its Edgar Wallace Mysteries of the 1960s.  Its plot involves Dermot Walsh as a Scotland Yard detective who goes undercover amongst jewel thieves after a dead Dutchman is found floating in the river. It is based on a novel by Nicholas Bentley.
- Dermot Walsh ... Alexander James
- Sydney Tafler ... Victor Skinner
- Mary Germaine ... Rose Reid
- Guy Verney ... Snow White
- Hugh Morton ... Inspector Cathie
- James Raglan ... Mr. Wynn
- Nicholas Bentley ... Collis
- Arnold Marlé ... Otto
- Derek Blomfield ... Philip Reid
- TV Guide called the film a "below average crime drama." 
- BFI Screenonline noted the film began, "with an opening sequence that anticipates Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972)." 
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- "BFI Screenonline: Sewell, Vernon (1903-2001) Biography". Screenonline.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
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