|A Shot in the Dark|
|Directed by||George Pearson|
|Written by|| Gerard Fairlie |
|Based on||novel by H. Fowler Mear|
|Produced by||Julius Hagen|
|Starring|| Dorothy Boyd |
O. B. Clarence
|Edited by||Lister Laurance|
|Distributed by||Radio Pictures (UK)|
A Shot in the Dark is a 1933 British mystery film directed by George Pearson and starring Dorothy Boyd, O. B. Clarence, Jack Hawkins and Michael Shepley.When a wealthy old man dies suddenly, a local priest suspects something and begins to investigate.
Britmovie noted a "typical multi-suspect “quota quickie”";and Classic Horror online wrote, "we nominate SHOT IN THE DARK as the worst film ever made! But this is not to detract anything from its entertainment value. Films such as these were produced on both a limited budget and a limited time scale. Taking this into consideration, these films are little marvels for what they could achieve, and earn themselves a position in the annals of film history. Many famous actors made their first film appearances in these pictures, but now that many of them are lost to us forever, the recognition of the remaining few becomes a necessity."
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