|The Nursemaid Who Disappeared|
|Directed by||Arthur B. Woods|
|Screenplay by||Connery Chappell|
|Based on||novel The Nursemaid Who Disappeared by Philip Macdonald|
|Produced by||Jerome Jackson (executive producer)|
|Starring|| Arthur Margetson |
|Edited by||Leslie Norman (uncredited)|
Warner Brothers-First National Productions
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. (UK)|
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