When London Sleeps

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When London Sleeps
Directed by Leslie S. Hiscott
Written by Charles Darrell
H. Fowler Mear
Bernard Merivale
Starring Harold French
Francis L. Sullivan
René Ray
Cinematography Basil Emmott
Edited by Jack Harris
Distributed byAP&D
Release date
13 July 1932
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

When London Sleeps is a 1932 British crime film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Harold French, Francis L. Sullivan, Diana Beaumont and René Ray. It was filmed at Twickenham Studios in west London. It was based on a play by Charles Darrell.



A well-born gambler comes to the rescue of a travelling circus in financial difficulties.


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