• Drama
  • Rated:
  • Director: Terence Fisher, Don Russell
  • Writer: Patrick Hamilton, T.J. Morrison, Arthur Reid
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To the Public Danger is a 1948 British drama film directed by Terence Fisher and starring Dermot Walsh, Susan Shaw and Barry Letts. It was made at Highbury Studios as a second feature for release by the Rank Organisation. Like other Highbury productions, it offered acting opportunities for several of Rank's young contract stars. The film's sets were designed by Don Russell, although a number of the scenes were shot on location. It was based on a 1939 radio play by the writer Patrick Hamilton, who had been encouraged to write the story as part of a government road safety campaign. Hamilton had himself been knocked down by a drunk driver. The story was updated slightly, and represents the post-war malaise with the use of noirish sequences. After making the film Fisher graduated to directing several more expensive productions for Gainsborough Pictures.
  • Drama
  • Rated:
  • Director: Terence Fisher, Don Russell
  • Writer: Patrick Hamilton, T.J. Morrison, Arthur Reid

  • Dermot Walsh
    Susan Shaw
    Barry Letts
    Roy Plomley
    Betty Ann Davies
    Sydney Bromley
    John Lorrell
    Sam Kydd
    Patricia Hayes
    Frederick Piper
    Patience Rentoul
    Cliff Weir

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  • (1948)

  • Drama
  • Rated:
  • Director: Terence Fisher, Don Russell
  • Writer: Patrick Hamilton, T.J. Morrison, Arthur Reid
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Synopsis

To the Public Danger is a 1948 British drama film directed by Terence Fisher and starring Dermot Walsh, Susan Shaw and Barry Letts. It was made at Highbury Studios as a second feature for release by the Rank Organisation. Like other Highbury productions, it offered acting opportunities for several of Rank's young contract stars. The film's sets were designed by Don Russell, although a number of the scenes were shot on location. It was based on a 1939 radio play by the writer Patrick Hamilton, who had been encouraged to write the story as part of a government road safety campaign. Hamilton had himself been knocked down by a drunk driver. The story was updated slightly, and represents the post-war malaise with the use of noirish sequences. After making the film Fisher graduated to directing several more expensive productions for Gainsborough Pictures.

Starring
  • Dermot Walsh
    Susan Shaw
    Barry Letts
    Roy Plomley
    Betty Ann Davies
    Sydney Bromley
    John Lorrell
    Sam Kydd
    Patricia Hayes
    Frederick Piper
    Patience Rentoul
    Cliff Weir