Ticket of Leave (film)

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Ticket of Leave
Directed by Michael Hankinson
Produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan
Written by Margaret McDonnell
Vera Allinson
Michael Hankinson
Starring Dorothy Boyd
John Clements
George Merritt
Wally Patch
Cinematography Francis Carver
Production
company
Distributed by Paramount British Pictures
Release date
January 1936
Running time
69 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Ticket of Leave is a 1936 British crime film directed by Michael Hankinson and starring Dorothy Boyd, John Clements and George Merritt. It was made as a quota quickie at Elstree Studios by the British subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. [1] A woman joins forces with a criminal after he robs her flat. [2] The title refers to the ticket of leave given to prisoners when they were released from jail.

Crime films, in the broadest sense, are a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre. Films of this genre generally involve various aspects of crime and its detection. Stylistically, the genre may overlap and combine with many other genres, such as drama or gangster film, but also include comedy, and, in turn, is divided into many sub-genres, such as mystery, suspense or noir.

Michael Kyrle le Fleming Hankinson was a British screenwriter, film editor and director. He wrote and directed the 1936 crime film Ticket of Leave for Paramount British. During the Second World War, he directed several documentary films.

Dorothy Boyd actress

Dorothy Boyd was an English film actress. She appeared in 38 films between 1926 and 1940. She was born in Sanderstead, Surrey, England and died in England.

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John Clements (actor) British actor

Sir John Selby Clements, CBE was an English actor and producer who worked in theatre, television and film.

George Merritt (actor) British actor

Frederick George Merritt was an English theatre, film and television actor, often in authoritarian roles. He studied German theatre in Magdeburg, Germany, and taught at the Berlitz School at the outbreak of the First World War, when he was held as a British Civil Prisoner of War, and interned at Ruhleben, 1914–1918. He was involved in over 50 plays at Ruhleben.

Wally Patch comedian and television actor from Britain

Walter Sydney Vinnicombe, known as Wally Patch, was an English actor and comedian. He worked in film, television and theatre.

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References

  1. Wood p.88
  2. Chibnall p.286

Bibliography

Ticket of Leave on IMDb