Meet Mr. Malcolm

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Meet Mr. Malcolm

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Original British trade ad
Directed by Daniel Birt
Produced by Theo Lageard
Bernard Robinson
Written by Roger East (novel)
Brock Williams
Starring Adrianne Allen
Sarah Lawson
Richard Gale
Music by Frank Chacksfield
Cinematography Hone Glendinning
Edited by Anne Barker
Corsair Pictures
Distributed by Associated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
  • January 1954 (1954-01)(UK)
Running time
65 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Meet Mr. Malcolm is a 1954 British crime film directed by Daniel Birt and starring Adrianne Allen, Sarah Lawson and Richard Gale. [1] It was made at Kensington Studios. Crime writer Colin Knowles (Richard Gale) is called in by his estranged wife Louie (Sarah Lawson) to solve a real-life murder when her employer's body is found at the bottom a cliff.

Crime films, in the broadest sense, are a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre. Films of this genre generally involve various aspects of crime and its detection. Stylistically, the genre may overlap and combine with many other genres, such as drama or gangster film, but also include comedy, and, in turn, is divided into many sub-genres, such as mystery, suspense or noir.

Daniel Birt was an English film director and editor.

Adrianne Allen actress

Adrianne Allen was an English stage actress.



Sarah Lawson is a British actress.

Duncan Lamont British actor

Duncan William Ferguson Lamont was a British actor. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, and brought up in Scotland, he had a long and successful career in film and television, appearing in a variety of high-profile productions.

Meredith Edwards (actor) actor

Gwilym Meredith Edwards was a Welsh character actor and writer.

Critical reception

TV Guide dismissed it as "Not very interesting." [2]

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  1. Chibnall & McFarlane p.164
  2. "Meet Mr. Malcolm".