Dead Man's Shoes (1940 film)

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Dead Man's Shoes
Directed by Thomas Bentley
Produced by Walter C. Mycroft
Written byNina Jarvis
John H. Kafka
Starring Leslie Banks
Joan Marion
Wilfrid Lawson
Judy Kelly
Cinematography Günther Krampf
Edited by Monica Kimick
Distributed by ABFD (UK)
Monogram Pictures (US)
Release date
5 May 1940
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Language English

Dead Man's Shoes is a 1940 British drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Leslie Banks, Joan Marion and Wilfrid Lawson. A man who has lost his memory, rises to a position of authority and respect. One day he is confronted by a man who claims to have been involved with him in the past. The film is considered an antecedent of British Film Noir. [1]



Inspired by the 1938 French film Crossroads , it was made by Associated British Picture Corporation at the company's Elstree Studios. The film was completed in late 1939, but was not released until the following year.


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  1. Spicer p.439