The Teckman Mystery

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The Teckman Mystery
"The Teckman Mystery" (1954).jpg
British theatrical poster
Directed by Wendy Toye
Written by
Produced by Josef Somlo
Cinematography Jack Hildyard
Edited byBert Rule
Music by Clifton Parker
Color process Black and white
Corona Productions
Distributed by British Lion Films
Release date
  • 27 October 1954 (1954-10-27)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Teckman Mystery is a 1954 British mystery film directed by Wendy Toye and starring Margaret Leighton, John Justin, Roland Culver and Michael Medwin. [1] It was shot at Shepperton Studios with sets designed by the art director William Kellner. Location shooting took place around London including in Kensington, Belgravia, Northolt Aerodrome and Tower Bridge. It was distributed by British Lion.



A biographer researching a book on a pilot who died during the test flight of a new plane falls in love with the pilot's sister. As he uncovers more about the test flight, people connected with the case begin to die. The author naturally becomes nervous, until two Scotland Yard inspectors take on the case.


Critical reception

The New York Times wrote, "an obvious fly-by-night, with a pretty good cast headed by the gifted Margaret Leighton and John Justin, this Associated Artists release is a slow, contrived and exasperatingly arch puzzler that sets some sort of record for meandering banality". [2] The Radio Times called the film a "passable thriller" with "more than a hint of The Third Man ." [3]

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  1. "The Teckman Mystery". BFI. Archived from the original on 13 January 2009.
  2. "Movie Review - The Teckman Mystery - Screen: British Import; 'The Teckman Mystery' Opens at Symphony -".
  3. David Parkinson. "The Teckman Mystery". RadioTimes.