The Steel Key

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The Steel Key
"The Steel Key" (1953).jpg
Original Australian daybill poster
Directed by Robert S. Baker
Produced by Robert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Written by John Gilling
Based on a story by Roy Chanslor
Starring Terence Morgan
Joan Rice
Raymond Lovell
Music by Frank Cordell
Cinematography Gerald Gibbs
Edited by Arthur Cox
Distributed by Eros Films (U.K.)
Release date
  • May 1953 (1953-05) (U.K.)
Running time
69 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Steel Key is a 1953 British thriller film directed by Robert S. Baker and starring Terence Morgan, Joan Rice and Raymond Lovell.[1]


Adventurer Johnny O'Flynn (Terence Morgan) attempts to track down thieves who have stolen a secret military formula for producing hardened steel; but ruthless others who will stop at nothing are also on the trail.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide gave the film two out of five stars, calling it a "Silly spy drama...The complicated plot doesn't quite work, but audiences should enjoy it anyway";[2] while Allmovie wrote, "a little-known British melodrama with some potent talent involved, including actors Terence Morgan and Joan Rice and future Saint director Robert Baker";[3] and Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings concluded, "It's a British B-movie thriller with slight touches of noir to it, and it's moderately entertaining. It's worth a look for the curious, if you can find it."[4]


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