The Flying Squad

1940

Herbert Brenon
Director
Associated British Picture Corp.
Studio

Silly Edgar Wallace stuff about a murderous drug smuggling ring fronted by Jack Hawkins. Good performances by Hawkins, Smith and Radford, but Shaw makes a mediocre hero, and the rest is routine. An underwhelming swan song for Brenon, the first director nominated for an Oscar.

Previously filmed in 1929 and 1932, both versions of which appear to be lost.

-Dave W.



15th April 1940
Cinema



64 mins
1.37:1



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Phyllis Brooks
Ann Perryman
Sebastian Shaw
Detective Inspector Bradley
Jack Hawkins
Mark McGill
Manning Whiley
Ronnie Perryman
Cyril Smith
Tiser
Basil Radford
Philip Frederick Sederman
Ludwig Stössel
Li Yoseph
Kathleen Harrison
Mrs. Schiffan
Henry Oscar
Sir Edward - Police Commissioner
Kynaston Reeves
Magistrate
(as P. Kynaston Reeves)
Allan Jeayes
Detective Sergeant Johnson
Unknown
Letson, McGill's Butler
Ballard Berkeley
Agnew, Smuggler Pilot
(uncredited)
Wally Patch
Bargee
(uncredited)
Unknown
Bargee's Wife
Jack Sharp
Henchman (uncredited)
Unknown
Petrol Station Attendant
Unknown
Lorry Driver
Unknown
McGill's Solicitor
Aubrey Mallalieu
Clerk of the Court
(uncredited)
Unknown
P.C. Sampson
Unknown
Court Baliff
Unknown
Steed the Hangman
Unknown
'Lost Soul'
Unknown
'Lost Soul'
Jack May
'Lost Soul'
(uncredited)
Harry Lane
Harry Kohn aka 'Harry the Cosh'
Unknown
Razor Slasher
Unknown
Jail Warder
Unknown
Smuggler Pilot
Nan Kearns
Onlooker
de Havilland Hornet Moth
Smuggler's Airplane
(G-AFRE)
Tower Bridge
Itself
Houses of Parliament
Themselves

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