Directed byHenry Cass
Written byNorman Hudis
Based onan original story by Manning O'Brine
Produced byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
StarringTom Conway
Michael Balfour
Honor Blackman
Brian Worth
CinematographyMonty Berman
Edited byAnne Barker
Music byStanley Black
Ivor Slaney
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures (UK)
Release date
  • 16 July 1956 (1956-07-16) (UK)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Breakaway is a 1955 British thriller film directed by Henry Cass from a script by Norman Hudis.[1] It stars Tom Conway, Michael Balfour and Honor Blackman.[2] A private eye is hot on the tail of a stolen secret formula and a kidnapped young woman. It is a sequel to Barbados Quest.


Critical reception

In a contemporary review, Today's Cinema called the film "slickly manufactured crime entertainment";[3] while more recently, TV Guide called it an "absurd whodunit".[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Breakaway". 16 July 1956 – via
  2. ^ "Breakaway (1956)". Archived from the original on 20 February 2017.
  3. ^ Chibnall, Stephen; McFarlane, Brian (23 October 2009). The British 'B' Film. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781844575749 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Breakaway".