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The Claydon Treasure Mystery

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The Claydon Treasure Mystery
Directed byManning Haynes
Produced byJohn Findlay
Written byEdward Dryhurst
Based onnovel The Shakespeare Murders by Neil Gordon[1]
StarringJohn Stuart
Garry Marsh
Annie Esmond
CinematographyStanley Grant
Edited byFergus McDonell
Production
company
Fox-British Pictures
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox Film Company (UK)
Release date
  • 5 September 1938 (1938-09-05) (UK)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

The Claydon Treasure Mystery is a 1938 film directed by H. Manning Haynes and starring John Stuart, Garry Marsh and Evelyn Ankers.[2] Murder at a large old manor house attracts the attentions of a mystery writer. It was made at Wembley Studios as a quota quickie by the British subsidiary of 20th Century Fox.[3]

Plot

Lady Caroline (Annie Esmond) invites engineer and part-time crime writer Peter Kerrigan (John Stuart) to Marsh Manor to solve a murder. Is the mysterious death of a librarian connected with the Claydon treasure, reputedly hidden on the estate a century earlier?

Cast

References

  1. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "The Claydon Treasure Mystery (1938)".
  3. ^ Wood p.94

Bibliography

  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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