Dead Men Are Dangerous

Dangerous Masquerade

1939


Welwyn Studios
Studio

Harold French
Director

Unsuccessful writer Newton decides to kill himself, but changes his mind when he finds a dead man in the woods and switches identities with him. Unfortunately, the deceased had something in his coat pocket that others are willing to kill for.

Watchable but ludicrous film, with an interesting but occassionally over the top performance from Newton. An abruptly dumb ending where it seems the filmmakers got bored (or more likely had enough film in the can) sinks it, but it has its moments.

Note: The credits spell Newton's character as "Franklin," but all the newspapers in the film spell it "Franklyn."




15th March 1939
Cinema



69 mins
1.37:1



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Robert Newton
Aylmer Franklyn

Robert Newton
'Mr. Jones'

Betty Lynne
Nina Renton

Peter Gawthorne
Conroy

John Warwick
Goddard

Merle Tottenham
Gladys

John Turnbull
Detective Inspector Roberts

Aubrey Mallalieu
Coroner

Kynaston Reeves
Uncle James Franklyn

Winifred Oughton
Mrs. Blagden


Unknown
Boy

Cyril Chamberlain
George Franklyn

Unknown
JIm, Ticket Agent

Unknown
Train Passenger

Unknown
Man Asking Franklyn About Debt

Unknown
Clothier

Minnie Rayner
Boarder

Unknown
Boarder

Unknown
Boarder

Anita Sharp-Bolster
Boarder

Unknown
Dr. Sinclair

Unknown
Inquest Clerk

Unknown
Briggs, Postman

Unknown
Police Sergeant

Unknown
Inquest Jury Foreman

Unknown
Publisher

Ballard Berkeley
Publisher

Unknown
Policeman at Boarding House

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Joe, Policeman at Boarding House

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Policeman in Hyde Park

Douglas Stewart
Police Doctor

Unknown
Detective

Roy Russell
Police Commissioner

Unknown
Fingerprint Man

Unknown
Police Dispatcher

John Salew
Tramp

Unknown
Police Dispatcher

Charles Mortimer
Police Inspector

Unknown
Police Sergeant

Unknown
Headquarters Police Sergeant

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Conroy's Butler

Unknown
Police Sergeant at Templemere Hall

Unknown
Policeman at Templemere Hall

Unknown
Tailor

Elizabeth Inglis
Mabel

Unknown
Policeman on Bicycle

Unknown
Inspector Donaldson

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