Wanted by Scotland Yard

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Wanted by Scotland Yard
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U.S. poster
Directed by Norman Lee
Produced by John Argyle
Written byVernon Clancey
Starring James Stephenson
Betty Lynne
Leslie Perrins
Cinematography Bryan Langley
Edited byTed Richards
Production
company
Distributed by Pathé Pictures (UK)
Release date
1937 or 1938
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Wanted by Scotland Yard is a 1937[ citation needed ] or 1938 [1] British crime film directed by Norman Lee and starring James Stephenson, Betty Lynne and Leslie Perrins. [2] It was made at Welwyn Studios, and is sometimes known by the alternative title of Dangerous Fingers. Its year of release is often described as 1939, the year of its American distribution, but it had premiered in Britain earlier. When jewel thief Fingers (James Stephenson) recognises intended victim Standish (Leslie Perrins) as the man who caused the death of his girlfriend, his motivations switch from robbery to revenge. [3]

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.

Norman Lee was a British screenwriter and film director.

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James Stephenson British-American actor

James Albert Stephenson was a British actor who found success in Hollywood, but who died prematurely.

Leslie Perrins actor

Leslie Perrins was an English actor who often played villains. After training at RADA, he was on stage from 1922, and in his long career, appeared in well over 60 films.

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.

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References

  1. "Dangerous Fingers (1938)". British Film Institute.
  2. Wood p. 94
  3. "Wanted by Scotland Yard (1939) - Norman Lee - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie".

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