Out of the Shadow (1961 film)

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Out of the Shadow
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Directed by Michael Winner
Written by Michael Winner
Produced byOlive Negus-Fancey
Michael Winner
Starring Terence Longdon
Donald Gray
Diane Clare
Robertson Hare
Dermot Walsh
CinematographyDick Bayley
Music byJackie Brown
Cy Payne
Border Film Productions
Distributed byNew Realm Pictures
Release date
Running time
61 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom

Out of the Shadow (also known as Murder on the Campus) is a 1961 British thriller film directed by Michael Winner and starring Terence Longdon, Donald Gray, Diane Clare, Robertson Hare and Dermot Walsh. [1] [2]



Reporter Mark Kingston learns that his brother, who was studying at Cambridge University, is reported to have committed suicide. Unconvinced, he begins his own investigation when the police dismiss his suspicions. With the help of Mary Johnson, whose professor father has gone missing, Kingston attempts to prove that there has been a murder and not a suicide on the campus. [3]



The reviewer for Kine Weekly wrote: "The tale is a bit involved but the characters, adequately portrayed, are briskly shuffled, its light relief is apt, the romantic asides are agreeable, and it ends on a lively, if hardly unexpected, note. What’s more, the backgrounds are authentic. Safe quota 'second'." [4]

DVD release

The film was released under the name of Murder on the Campus on DVD in the UK in October 2013, in a two-film collection with the thriller, Final Appointment (1954).

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  1. "Out of the Shadow | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  2. OUT OF THE SHADOW Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 28, Iss. 324, (Jan 1, 1961): 99.
  3. "Murder On The Campus Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  4. "Out of the Shadow". Kine Weekly. 15 June 1961. p. 19.