|Directed by||John Harlow|
|Written by||Geoffrey Orme|
|Produced by|| Robert S. Baker |
|Starring|| Robert Ayres |
|Edited by||Bill Lewthwaite|
|Music by||John Lanchbery|
Kenilworth Film Productions
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
|6 September 1954|
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