The Missing People

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The Missing People
"The Missing People" (1940).jpg
U.S. 1-sheet poster
Directed by Jack Raymond
Produced by Charles Q. Steel
Written by Lydia Hayward
Based on The Missing People by Edgar Wallace
Starring Will Fyffe
Kay Walsh
Lyn Harding
Music by Percival Mackey
Cinematography George Stretton
Jack Raymond Productions
Distributed by Grand National Pictures (UK)
Release date
13 January 1940 (UK)
Running time
73 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Missing People is a 1940 British, black-and-white, mystery film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Ronald Shiner as Sam Hackett and Will Fyffe as Mr. J. G. Reeder.[1] It was produced by Jack Raymond Productions. Ronald Shiner, Will Fyffe and Jack Raymond were also all involved in another Mr. Reeder film, The Mind of Mr. Reeder. The film is based on a novel by Edgar Wallace.[2]


Mr. Reeder (comedian Will Fyffe) begins solving the disappearance of 27 people, after they had each received large sums of money from their respective families. Is the criminal-featured Joseph Bronstone (Lyn Harding), the guilty party?[3]


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide wrote, "Fyffe adds a great deal of charm to his role as he pieces the puzzle together in a manner baffling to the younger detectives. Otherwise, the plot is unbelievable but makes for some light-hearted fun."[4]


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