Escort for Hire

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Escort for Hire
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Directed by Godfrey Grayson
Written byMark Grantham
Produced by
Cinematography James Wilson (as Jimmy Wilson)
Edited by Desmond Saunders
Music by Tony Crombie (uncredited)
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (UK)
Release date
December 1960
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Escort for Hire is a low budget 1960 British thriller film. [1] It starred June Thorburn, Pete Murray, Noel Trevarthen, Jan Holden and Peter Butterworth. [2]



Unemployed actor Steve gets a job with Miss Kennedy's agency as an escort-bodyguard, but ends up being framed for murder after a wealthy client, Miss Elizabeth Quinn, is killed. [3]


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "this routine British crime melodrama is slightly enhanced by Technicolor." [4]

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