Burnt Evidence

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Burnt Evidence
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British quad poster
Directed by Daniel Birt
Screenplay by Ted Willis
Based onBurn the Evidence by Percy Hoskins
Produced by Ronald Kinnoch
Starring Jane Hylton
Duncan Lamont
Meredith Edwards
Donald Gray
CinematographyJo Jago
Edited by W.J. Lewthwaite
Distributed by Monarch Film Corporation
Release date
5 July 1954
Running time
61 minutes [1]
CountryUnited Kingdom

Burnt Evidence is a 1954 British thriller film [2] [3] directed by Daniel Birt and starring Jane Hylton, Duncan Lamont and Donald Gray. [4] The film was produced by Ronald Kinnoch for ACT Films. [5] It was made as a second feature. [6] Shooting took place at Beaconsfield Studios and on location in Hammersmith. The film's sets were designed by the art director Ray Simm.



Diana Taylor is considering leaving her husband, Jack, who has been trying but failing to build his own business as a builder/decorator. Her suitor, Jimmy Thompson, is Jack's army friend.

Jack deduces the relationship and, when Jimmy comes to Jack's business to discuss the situation, a fight ensues. A gun is produced and one of them is killed, but a subsequent fire makes it difficult to determine which man has died. While the police search for the survivor, Diana struggles with her feelings.


Critical reception

TV Guide called it a "Routine thriller"; [7] while Sky Cinema called it a "Relentlessly sombre thriller." [8]

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