The Return of the Frog

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The Return of the Frog
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Directed by Maurice Elvey
Screenplay by Gerald Elliott
Ian Hay
Based onnovel The India-Rubber Men by Edgar Wallace
Produced by Herbert Smith
Herbert Wilcox
Starring Gordon Harker
Hartley Power
Rene Ray
Cinematography George Stretton
Edited by Peggy Hennessey
Alan Jaggs
Music byJohn Blore Borelli
Imperator Films
Distributed by British Lion
Release date
24 November 1938
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Return of the Frog is a 1938 British crime film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Gordon Harker, Hartley Power and Rene Ray. [1] It is a sequel to the 1937 film The Frog , and was based on the 1929 novel The India-Rubber Men by Edgar Wallace. [2] It was shot at Beaconsfield Studios. [3] The film's plot concerns a police hunt for the criminal known as The Frog. [4]



Critical reception

Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings wrote "On the plus side, this movie is well-acted, is full of amusing one-liners, and features Una O’Connor. On the minus side, the plot is confusing and it feels alternately rushed and dull. I get the feeling they were trying to shoehorn too much story into its 73 minute running time, and as a result, it feels cramped and doesn’t flow well"; [5] while TV Guide noted "an enjoyable mix of comedy and drama," and singled out Gordon Harker as "likable in a role he had filled before in the movies and on stage." [6]

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