|True as a Turtle|
Original British quad poster
|Directed by||Wendy Toye|
|Produced by||Peter De Sarigny|
|Written by||John Coates |
|Starring|| John Gregson |
|Music by||Robert Farnon|
|Cinematography||Reginald H. Wyer|
|Edited by||Manuel del Campo|
|Distributed by||J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors (UK)|
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