Dead Men Are Dangerous

Dangerous Masquerade

1939

Harold French
Director
Welwyn Studios
Studio

Unsuccessful writer Newton decides to kill himself, but changes his mind when he finds a dead man in the woods and switches identities with him. Unfortunately, the deceased had something in his coat pocket that others are willing to kill for.

Watchable but ludicrous film, with an interesting but occassionally over the top performance from Newton. An abruptly dumb ending where it seems the filmmakers got bored (or more likely had enough film in the can) sinks it, but it has its moments.

Note: The credits spell Newton's character as "Franklin," but all the newspapers in the film spell it "Franklyn."



15th March 1939
Cinema



69 mins
1.37:1



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Robert Newton
Aylmer Franklyn
Robert Newton
'Mr. Jones'
Betty Lynne
Nina Renton
Peter Gawthorne
Conroy
John Warwick
Goddard
Merle Tottenham
Gladys
John Turnbull
Detective Inspector Roberts
Aubrey Mallalieu
Coroner
Kynaston Reeves
Uncle James Franklyn
Winifred Oughton
Mrs. Blagden
Unknown
Boy
Cyril Chamberlain
George Franklyn
Unknown
JIm, Ticket Agent
Unknown
Train Passenger
Unknown
Man Asking Franklyn About Debt
Unknown
Clothier
Minnie Rayner
Boarder
Unknown
Boarder
Unknown
Boarder
Anita Sharp-Bolster
Boarder
Unknown
Dr. Sinclair
Unknown
Inquest Clerk
Unknown
Briggs, Postman
Unknown
Police Sergeant
Unknown
Inquest Jury Foreman
Unknown
Publisher
Ballard Berkeley
Publisher
Unknown
Policeman at Boarding House
Unknown
Joe, Policeman at Boarding House
Unknown
Policeman in Hyde Park
Douglas Stewart
Police Doctor
Unknown
Detective
Roy Russell
Police Commissioner
Unknown
Fingerprint Man
Unknown
Police Dispatcher
John Salew
Tramp
Unknown
Police Dispatcher
Charles Mortimer
Police Inspector
Unknown
Police Sergeant
Unknown
Headquarters Police Sergeant
Unknown
Conroy's Butler
Unknown
Police Sergeant at Templemere Hall
Unknown
Policeman at Templemere Hall
Unknown
Tailor
Elizabeth Inglis
Mabel
Unknown
Policeman on Bicycle
Unknown
Inspector Donaldson

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