Deadly Record
Original British quad poster
Directed byLawrence Huntington
Screenplay byVivian A. Cox
Lawrence Huntington
Produced byVivian A. CoxJulian Wintle
Leslie Parkyn
StarringLee Patterson
Barbara Shelley
Jane Hylton
Peter Dyneley
Geoffrey Keen
John Paul
CinematographyEric Cross
Edited byEric Boyd-Perkins
Music byNeville Mcgrah
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • June 1959 (1959-06) (UK)
Running time
58 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Deadly Record is a 1959 British second feature[1] crime drama directed by Lawrence Huntington, starring Lee Patterson and Barbara Shelley.[2] It was based on the novel by Nina Warner Hooke.[3] It aired in the US as part of the Kraft Mystery Theatre.[4]


When airline pilot Trevor Hamilton's wife is murdered, he is wrongly accused of the crime.


Critical reception

The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote: "A routine whodunit of the most familiar kind, but with a commodious bag of suspects and an air of brisk efficiency."[5]

DVD Beaver wrote "The film is better than most for this pleasurable genre of short Brit crime-thrillers. I will watch it again when the mood strikes."[6]


  1. ^ Chibnall, Steve; McFarlane, Brian (2009). The British 'B' Film. London: BFI/Bloomsbury. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-8445-7319-6.
  2. ^ "Deadly Record". British Film Institute Collections Search. Retrieved 28 January 2024.
  3. ^ Gifford, Denis (April 1, 2016). British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film. Routledge. ISBN 9781317740636 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Stars of Mystery The Washington Post and Times-Herald 21 June 1961: C8.
  5. ^ "Deadly Record". The Monthly Film Bulletin. 26 (300): 88. 1 January 1959 – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ "Deadly Record - Lee Patterson".