MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 186,173 this week

Hidden Homicide (1959)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 16 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

Director:

(as Tony Young)

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 115 titles
created 13 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 335 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hidden Homicide" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hidden Homicide (1959)

Hidden Homicide (1959) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hidden Homicide.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Griffith Jones ...
Michael Cornforth
...
Jean Gilson
James Kenney ...
Oswald Castellan
Bruce Seton ...
Bill Dodd
Peter Carver ...
Wally Gizzard
Danny Green ...
Cliff Darby
Charles Farrell ...
Mungo Peddy
John Moore ...
The Stranger
Richard Shaw ...
Wright
Robert Raglan ...
Ashbury
Maya Koumani ...
Marian Savage
David Chivers ...
The Chemist
Norman Wynne ...
The Innkeeper
Frank Hawkins ...
Ben Leacock
Jan Wilson ...
Porter
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 February 1959 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Oh, Michael!
24 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After opening titles of sinister hypnotic music and swirling water, we're in a London apartment where Michael Cornforth, a writer, (Griffiths Jones) is making ready for bed. The next morning when he awakes he's not only fully dressed and in a completely different place in the sticks – he's also holding a gun! After a bewildered nosey round the gaff, this being a black and white second feature, he of course finds a dead body - in the kitchen. Two Rank charm school types, Jean (played by Patricia Laffan) a bossy nosey parker type certainly, a lesbian possibly – and Marian, a beautiful trance like possibly drug addicted living doll – call round on, of all things, a walking holiday. They're soaked to the skin (it is, after all ,raining) and seeking shelter. This being Britain in the 1950, Cornforth can't tell them to do one so he only goes and lets them in doesn't he. After lots of farcical trying to keep them out of the kitchen stuff while not appearing to be totally odd - and Jean informing Cornforth that her friend is "very nervy and imaginative – always expecting to find bodies under the bed" - Marian upsets the Saxa salt and one textbook scream later discovers the corpse. Not unnaturally the two girls try and bail out. Cornforth prevents this at gunpoint – and then things begin to get really silly. He wants to talk to Jean who then simply goes off with him for a nice chat while leaving Marian in the bedroom without explanation like a naughty child. Cornforth says he can prove he was in London last night as his neighbour Mungo Jerry – or Peddy – saw him. Jean then goes from "You murdered him (not Mungo) didn't you?" to "I can take care of Marian. No one believes her anyway" in the blink of an eye. Why I'm not sure. It can't be Cornforth's charisma. Later on Jean informs Cornforth that she's had Marian sent to hospital. "They've got her under heavy sedation. She'll be out for 24 hours." With friends like that?

All in all Hidden Homicide – in terms of characterisation, plotting and probability - charters new waters of terribleness even by the standards of the British black and white 1950s B movie.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hidden Homicide (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?