The Tenth Man (1936 film)

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The Tenth Man
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Opening title
Directed byBrian Desmond Hurst
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Written byDudley Lesley
Marjorie Deans
Jack Davies
Geoffrey Kerr
Based onplay The Tenth Man by W. Somerset Maugham
StarringJohn Davis Lodge
Antoinette Cellier
Athole Stewart
Music byHarry Acres (uncredited)
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey
Edited byJames Corbett
Distributed byWardour Films (UK)
Release date
12 August 1936 (London)
Running time
68 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Tenth Man is a 1936 British drama film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring John Davis Lodge, Antoinette Cellier and Athole Stewart. It is based on the play The Tenth Man by W. Somerset Maugham.[1]


George Winter (John Lodge) is a self-made businessman and M.P., who lets nothing stand in the way of his ambition. Whenever Winter meets a rival who can't be bought, he destroys them through methods both legal and underhand. His wife Catherine (Antoinette Cellier) is intent on divorce, but with the scandal potentially damaging to his election campaign, Winter blackmails her into staying with him. Then, Winter meets his 'tenth man': Jim Ford (Clifford Evans), a victim who refuses to be silenced by threat or bribery, who has the power to expose one of Winter's shady gold mine deals, and bring his house of cards crashing down.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide gave the film two out of five stars, calling it "An intriguing drama...Cleverly written from a play by W. Somerset Maugham."[2]


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