The Teckman Mystery

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The Teckman Mystery
"The Teckman Mystery" (1954).jpg
British theatrical poster
Directed by Wendy Toye
Produced by Josef Somlo
Written by Francis Durbridge
James Matthews
Starring Margaret Leighton
John Justin
Roland Culver
Music by Clifton Parker
Cinematography Jack Hildyard
Edited by Bert Rule
Corona Productions
Distributed by British Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Associated Artists Productions (US)
Release date
27 October 1954 (UK)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Teckman Mystery is a 1954 black and white British mystery film directed by Wendy Toye and starring Margaret Leighton, John Justin, Roland Culver and Michael Medwin.[1]


A biographer researching a book on a pilot who died during the test flight of a new plane falls in love with the pilot's sister. As he uncovers more about the test flight, people connected with the case begin to die. The author naturally becomes nervous, until two Scotland Yard inspectors take on the case.


Critical reception[edit]

The New York Times wrote, "an obvious fly-by-night, with a pretty good cast headed by the gifted Margaret Leighton and John Justin, this Associated Artists release is a slow, contrived and exasperatingly arch puzzler that sets some sort of record for meandering banality" ; [2] while the Radio Times called it a "passable thriller" with "more than a hint of The Third Man." [3]


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