The Trygon Factor

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The Trygon Factor
"The Trygon Factor" (1966).jpg
Directed by Cyril Frankel
Produced by Brian Taylor
Horst Wendlandt
Based on a novel by Edgar Wallace
Starring Stewart Granger
Susan Hampshire
Robert Morley
Music by Peter Thomas
Cinematography Harry Waxman
Edited by Oswald Hafenrichter
Rialto Film
Distributed by J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors (UK)
Release dates
May 1967 (UK)
Running time
88 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office 73,066 admissions (France)
605,412 admissions (Spain)
1.6 million (Germany)[1]

The Trygon Factor is a 1966 British-German comedy crime film directed by Cyril Frankel and starring Stewart Granger, Susan Hampshire and Robert Morley and was one of the films based on works by Edgar Wallace of the 1960s.[2] Its German title was Das Geheimnis der weißen Nonne. It is based on the Edgar Wallace novel Kate Plus Ten.


A Scotland Yard inspector is called to investigate a series of unsolved robberies. Inspector Cooper-Smith (Stewart Granger) arrives at the country manor of a respectable English family. He discovers Livia Emberday (Cathleen Nesbitt), the mistress of the house, has turned to crime in order to bolster the family's flagging fortunes. With assistance from an order of bogus nuns, stolen goods end up in the warehouse of Hamlyn (Robert Morley), purportedly a respectable businessman.[3]


Critical reception[edit]

The Radio Times called it a "farcical British crime drama";[4] Variety noted, "a complicated Scotland Yard whodunit which the spectator will find taxing to follow...Script is pocketed with story loopholes and attempts to confuse, plus certain motivations and bits of business impossible to fathom. Granger still makes a good impression";[5] while Allmovie wrote, "there are plenty of twists in the storyline of this often complex mystery feature." [6]

Cast member Susan Hampshire called the film "another B picture. Very often I did films because of tax demands" and said Stewart Granger had a big ego, but felt "we had a very interesting director in that film, Cyril Frankley, and I think it was one of the best acting performances I've ever given."[7]


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