The Harassed Hero

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The Harassed Hero
"The Harassed Hero" (1954).jpg
Guy Middleton and Joan Winmill Brown
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Produced by Clive Nicholas
Written by Brock Williams
Based on novel The Harassed Hero by Ernest Dudley
Starring Guy Middleton
Joan Winmill Brown
Elwyn Brook-Jones
Music by Frank Chacksfield
Cinematography Hone Glendinning (as Hone Glendining)
Edited by Anne Barker
Corsair Pictures
Distributed by Associated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
Running time
61 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Harassed Hero is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Guy Middleton, Joan Winmill Brown and Elwyn Brook-Jones.[1] It was based on a novel of the same name by Ernest Dudley.[2]


Wealthy hypochondriac bachelor Murray Selwyn (Guy Middleton) has been ordered by his doctors to avoid stress, but unfortunately finds himself face to face with a gang of counterfeiters. Murray has unwittingly come into possession of the printing plates the gang is after. His stress levels escalate further when Murray's nurse (Joan Winmill Brown) is kidnapped by the gang.

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Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide wrote, "silly comedy routines abound in this patented British farce." [3]


  1. ^ "The Harassed Hero (1954)". BFI. 
  2. ^ "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". 
  3. ^ "The Harassed Hero". 

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