The Missing People
|The Missing People|
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|
|Music by||Percival Mackey|
Jack Raymond Productions
|Distributed by||Grand National Pictures (UK)|
|13 January 1940 (UK)|
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. 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.
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?
- J. G. Reeder - Will Fyffe
- Peggy Gillette - Kay Walsh
- Joseph Bronstone - Lyn Harding
- Sam Hackett - Ronald Shiner
- Doris Bevan - Patricia Roc
- Ernest Bronstone - Anthony Holles
- Harry Morgan - Reginald Purdell
- Housekeeper - Maire O'Neill
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."
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- The Missing People at AllMovie
- The Missing People at the British Film Institute's Film and TV Database
- The Missing People at the Internet Movie Database
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