|Three Silent Men|
|Directed by||Thomas Bentley|
|Produced by||F.W. Baker|
|Written by||Jack Byrd |
|Based on||the novel Three Silent Men by E.P. Thorne|
|Starring|| Sebastian Shaw |
Derrick De Marney
|Edited by||Cecil H. Williamson|
|Distributed by||Butcher's Film Service|
|7 September 1940|
Three Silent Men is a 1940 British crime film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Sebastian Shaw, Derrick De Marney, Patricia Roc and Arthur Hambling.The screenplay concerns a pacifist surgeon who must operate to save the life of the inventor of a deadly weapon of war. When the inventor dies the surgeon becomes prime suspect.
Pacifist surgeon Sir James Quentin (Sebastian Shaw) operates on Zaroff (Meinhart Maur), the inventor of a lethal weapon to be used against the Allies in the war. When Zaroff is discovered dead from an excess of ether, Quentin is immediately suspected. To clear her father's name, Quentin's daughter Pat (Patricia Roc), and her boyfriend Captain Mellish (Derrick De Marney), search for the real murderer.
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