The Ringer (1952 film)

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The Ringer
"The Ringer" (1952).jpg
British theatrical poster
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Produced by Hugh Perceval
Screenplay by Lesley Storm
Val Valentine
Based on the play The Ringer by Edgar Wallace
Starring Herbert Lom
Donald Wolfit
Greta Gynt
Music by Malcolm Arnold
Cinematography Edward Scaife
Edited by Bert Bates
Distributed by London Film Productions
Release date
Running time
78 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Ringer is a 1952 British mystery film directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Herbert Lom, Denholm Elliott, Greta Gynt, William Hartnell and Mai Zetterling.[1] It was the directoral debut of Hamilton, and was the third talkie version of Edgar Wallace's popular play.[2][3][4]


An underhand solicitor receives threatening notes, and the police are called in to protect him.


(in credits order)

Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie wrote, "Donald Wolfit, whose legendary thespic excesses were later fictionalized in the stage play The Dresser, is perfectly cast as a vengeance-seeking master of disguise";[3] and TV Guide noted "old-fashioned melodrama with an excellent cast."[5]

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