|Dead Man's Shoes|
|Directed by||Thomas Bentley|
|Produced by||Walter C. Mycroft|
|Written by||Nina Jarvis |
John H. Kafka
|Starring|| Leslie Banks |
|Edited by||Monica Kimick|
|Distributed by|| ABFD (UK) |
Monogram Pictures (US)
|5 May 1940|
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