Man of Violence
BFI DVD cover
Directed byPete Walker
Written byBrian Comport
Pete Walker
Produced byPete Walker
StarringMichael Latimer
Luan Peters
Derek Aylward
CinematographyNorman G. Langley
Edited byPeter Austen-Hunt
Music byCyril Ornadel
Distributed byMiracle Films
Release date
  • 1969 (1969) (UK)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Man of Violence is a 1969 British crime film directed by Pete Walker and starring Michael Latimer, "Hammer glamour" actresses Virginia Wetherell and Luan Peters, and Derek Aylward.[1] It is also known as Moon. In the film, a young man is forced to work for a major criminal in his effort to find a hidden stash of stolen gold.

"Pete Walker's affectionate low-budget homage to the gangster thriller is packed with sights and sounds from a Britain about to swing out of the Sixties and into a somewhat less optimistic decade. Man of Violence offers not only rare glimpses of a world gone by but also some twists on generic convention."[2] The music was composed and conducted by Cyril Ornadel.


DVD and Blu-ray release

The BFI have released Man of Violence on DVD and Blu-ray through its Flipside strand, together with the film The Big Switch.[3]


  1. ^ "Man of Violence". BFI. Archived from the original on 13 February 2009.
  2. ^ Sleeve notes for BFI DVD BFIVD846
  3. ^ "Cinedelica: DVD Review: Man of Violence (aka Moon) 1970".