Gideon of Scotland Yard (1958)
"Gideon's Day" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  February 1959 (USA)
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A typical day for Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon consists in working on several cases at the same time.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Gideon
Andrew Ray ...
P.C. Farnaby Green
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
The Chief
The Duke
Barry Keegan ...
The Driver
Frank Lawton ...
Michael Trubshawe ...
Derek Bond ...
Det. Sgt. Eric Kirby
Grizelda Harvey ...
Mrs. Kirby (as Grizelda Hervey)
Henry B. Longhurst ...
The Vicar (as Henry Longhurst)
Doreen Madden ...
Vicar's Daughter
Jack Watling ...
The Curate
Herbert 'Birdie' Sparrow


Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon starts his day off on the wrong foot when he gets a traffic-violation ticket from a young police officer. From there, his 'typical day" consists in learning that one of his most-trusted detectives has accepted bribes; hunts an escaped maniac who has murdered a girl; tracks a young girl suspected of a payroll robbery and, then, helps break up a bank robbery. His long day ends when he arrives at home and finds that his daughter has a date with the policeman who gave him a ticket that morning. Written by Les Adams <>

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24 Tension-Taut Hours in the Life of a Top Crime Fighter!


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February 1959 (USA)  »

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Gideon of Scotland Yard  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)


(USA, theatrical prints)| (Technicolor) (UK prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Film debut of Anna Massey (she receives an "Introducing" credit). See more »


Simon's surname is credited as Farnaby Green, despite the dialogue explicitly stating that it should be the hyphenated Farnaby-Green. See more »


[Gideon goes to arrest a woman and is confronted by her lover who brandishes his gun at Gideon]
Insp. George Gideon: There's a police car outside with two men in it. And if you were fool enough to fire that gun...
Paul Delafield: I don't see why you should speak in the subjunctive. I *am* going to fire this gun.
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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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strange film for John Ford to direct
16 October 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

according to the author of "Searching for John Ford",Ford directed this film partly to help his friend Anna Lee get off the blacklist.the film has many elements that you can find in his classic films.Michael Trubshawe plays the Victor Mclaglen part of a Sergeant.Rather incongruously it has to be said.Hawkins at one moment says he is in the Flying Squad and subsequently from the Commissioners office.There is a lot of broad comedy injected,particularly in the pub scenes.Clearly this is an abridgment of a number of the Gideon books,since how on earth could any detective solve so many crimes in what seems to be an almost 24 hour working day.The author also mentions that Columbia treated the release of the film atrociously in the States.It was released in black and white prints on the bottom half of a double bill some months after its UK release.

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