The Secret Tent

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The Secret Tent
Directed byDon Chaffey
Written byJan Read
Based onthe play The Secret Tent by Elizabeth Addyman
StarringDonald Gray
CinematographyHarry Waxman
Release date
February 1956
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Secret Tent is a 1956 crime film directed by Don Chaffey.[1] It stars Donald Gray and Andrée Melly and was made at Shepperton Studios.[2][3]


Respectable wife Ruth attempts to conceal her secret past as a criminal from neighbours and from her husband Chris. However, when a neighbour is burgled and Ruth mysteriously disappears, she becomes the police's prime suspect. Husband Chris searches the city for Ruth, in hopes of proving her innocence.


Critical reception[edit]

Sky Movies wrote, "talented director Don Chaffey, who later made The Man Upstairs, Jason and the Argonauts and A Jolly Bad Fellow treats novelettish material with some flair in this story of a former `bad girl' whose past threatens her present happiness."[4]


  1. ^ "The Secret Tent (1956)". BFI.
  2. ^ "Movie search results for "the secret tent" - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "The Secret Tent - Pinewood filming location".
  4. ^ "Secret Tent". Find and Watch.

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