The Sinister Man

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The Sinister Man
"The Sinister Man" (1961).jpg
Directed by Clive Donner
Produced by Jack Greenwood
Written by Robert Stewart
Edgar Wallace (novel)
Starring Patrick Allen
Gerald Anderson
Edward Atienza
John Bentley
Music by Charles Blackwell
Cinematography Bert Mason
Edited by Derek Holding
Release date
Running time
61 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Sinister Man is a 1961 British drama film directed by Clive Donner and starring Patrick Allen, Gerald Anderson and Edward Atienza.[1] It was one of the series of Edgar Wallace Mysteries, British second-features, produced at Merton Park Studios in the 1960s.[2]


The body of an Oxford professor is found floating in the river Thames. He had previously been studying an archeological artefact known as the Kytang Wafers, and this is now missing. Scotland Yard investigates.


Critical reception[edit] described the film as "definitely one of the great Edgar Wallace entries with a fab cast that includes a pre-Steptoe Wilfred Brambell, Patrick Allen, William Gaunt and Burt Kwouk. John Bentley who took the lead as Superintendent Willis was a popular actor in the late fifties and early sixties but is all but forgotten these days."[3]


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