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Barré Lyndon (screenplay)
Patrick Hamilton (novel)
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Release Date:
21 September 1945 (Mexico) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Laird Cregar ... George Harvey Bone

Linda Darnell ... Netta Longdon

George Sanders ... Dr. Allan Middleton

Glenn Langan ... Eddie Carstairs

Faye Marlowe ... Barbara Chapman

Alan Napier ... Sir Henry Chapman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Allen ... Pot Man (uncredited)
Radford Allen ... Boy (uncredited)

Jimmy Aubrey ... Drunk (uncredited)
J.W. Austin ... Det. Insp. King (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Waiter (uncredited)
Frank Benson ... Newsman (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Pub Patron (uncredited)
Clifford Brooke ... Gas Company Watchman (uncredited)

Bob Burns ... Concertgoer (uncredited)

Steve Carruthers ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Waiter (uncredited)

Ann Codee ... Yvette - Netta's Maid (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Man at Bonfire (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Murray Coombs ... Boy (uncredited)
Harold de Becker Jr. ... Boy (uncredited)
Leslie Denison ... Policeman (uncredited)
Michael Dyne ... Mickey (uncredited)
Alan Edmiston ... Clerk (uncredited)
Nestor Eristoff ... Concertgoer (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Concertgoer (uncredited)

Francis Ford ... Ogilby - Fulham Antique Dealer (uncredited)
John Goldsworthy ... William - Chapman's Butler (uncredited)
Bobbie Hale ... Pub Patron (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Det. Sgt. Lewis (uncredited)
Art Howard ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Manager - King's Head Arms (uncredited)

Michael Jeffers ... Pub Patron (uncredited)
Charles Knight ... Maitre d' (uncredited)
George Leigh ... Clerk (uncredited)
David Leland ... Boy (uncredited)
Connie Leon ... Maid (uncredited)

J. Farrell MacDonald ... Street Vendor (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Concertgoer (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Lamplighter (uncredited)
Pat McKee ... Pub Patron (uncredited)
John Rogers ... Passerby with Baskets (uncredited)

Constantine Romanoff ... Townsman (uncredited)
Leslie Sketchley ... Doorman (uncredited)
Frances Spence ... Housekeeper (uncredited)
Val Stanton ... Postman (uncredited)
Count Stefenelli ... Concertgoer (uncredited)

Jack Tornek ... Pub Patron (uncredited)
Norman Wilnor ... Boy (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Waiter (uncredited)
Frederick Worlock ... Supt. Clay (uncredited)

Directed by
John Brahm 
Writing credits
Barré Lyndon (screenplay)

Patrick Hamilton (novel)

Marian Spitzer  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
Robert Bassler .... producer
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle (director of photography) (as Joseph La Shelle)
Film Editing by
Harry Reynolds 
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Costume Design by
René Hubert  (as Rene Hubert)
Kay Nelson 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Production Management
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
F.E. 'Johnny' Johnston .... assistant director (as F.E. Johnston)
Sam Schneider .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Frank E. Hughes .... associate set decorator
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Eugene Grossman .... unit mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Edward Snyder .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
J.O. Taylor .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lloyd Ahern Sr. .... second camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Bernard Herrmann .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ignace Hilsberg .... piano double: Laird Cregar (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
Kay St. Germain Wells .... singing voice: Linda Darnell (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Gertrude Kingston .... research assistant (uncredited)
Hermes Pan .... dance coach: Linda Darnell (uncredited)
Arthur Pierson .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson .... research director (uncredited)

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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #10426)

Did You Know?

This film is cited by Stephen Sondheim as inspiration for writing "Sweeney Todd."See more »
Errors in geography: The title of the original novel, 'Hangover Square' is a play on words based 'Hanover Square'. It is not meant to be Bone's actual address as it is in the film version, where we clearly see a street sign marked 'Hangover Square'.See more »
[first lines]
Street Vendor:Look! It's old Ogilby's place!
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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A forgotten but enjoyable thriller, 18 July 2003
Author: win200 ( from Seattle, WA

Though it's virtually impossible to find a copy of this buried treasure, it's worth a fair bit of digging. (The film is available on tape only, in mediocre print condition, and carried by only a handful of rental stores in the country.) It's not a brilliant film, but it has some virtuoso camera work that one would never expect to find in a filmi of its type. (Watch for the camera shot in the first seconds of the film that swings quickly up from a crowded street, through a window, and into a tight

closeup of the face of a man about to be killed - very impressive.) This is the type of film one can imagine Martin Scorsese taking an interest in - a skillful, craftsmanlike film overlooked by all but a few film buffs. The performances as well, especially Laird Cregar's, are terrific.

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