Dick Barton at Bay

1950

Godfrey Grayson
Director
Hammer Films
Studio

Bad guys (i.e. Soviets) kidnap scientist and his daughter to build a death ray atop a lighthouse.

Second Dick Barton film produced, but last to be released, is an improvement over the amateurish intitial effort, mainly because it is not trying so hard to be a kid's film. That, and the comic relief is much toned down. It is still a bit crude and suffers from underwhelming villains, though. Maur appears to be aping his countryman Lugosi in this role.

Filmed in the spring of 1948, but not released for more than two years. Beatrice Kane is prominently credited, but somewhere in those two years her scenes were cut out.

-Dave W.



2nd October 1950
Cinema



68 mins
1.37:1



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Don Stannard
Dick Barton
Tamara Desni
Anna
George Ford
Snowey White
Meinhart Maur
Sergei Volkoff
Percy Walsh
Professor Mitchell
Joyce Linden
Mary Mitchell
Campbell Singer
Sir George Cavendish
John Arnatt
Jackson
Richard George
Inspector Slade
Beatrice Kane
Betsy Horrock
[scenes deleted)
Patrick Macnee
David Phillips
(as Patrick McNee)
George Crawford
Boris
Paddy Ryan
Fingers
Fred Owen
A Gangster
Yoshihide Yanai
Chang
Ted Butterfield
Tommy
Ross Parker
Stall Holder
(uncredited)
Ben Williams
Captain Korczanski
(uncredited)
Jim Brady
Henchman
(uncredited)
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Crash Witness
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Police Sergeant
Arthur Howard

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