No Trace
No Trace (1950 film).jpg
Directed byJohn Gilling
Written by
Produced by
CinematographyMonty Berman
Edited byGerald Landau
Music byJohn Lanchbery
Distributed byEros Films (UK)
Release date
  • 8 September 1950 (1950-09-08) (UK)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

No Trace is a 1950 British crime film directed by John Gilling and starring Hugh Sinclair, Dinah Sheridan and John Laurie.[1] The working title of the film was Murder by the Book.[1] The screenplay concerns a crime writer who murders a blackmailer, and is then asked to help solve the case by the police.[2]

It was made at Twickenham Studios and on location in London and Buckinghamshire.[3]


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote "Though a tightly controlled, well-paced thriller, there are few surprises; the characterizations are well played, and the direction shows a good feel for excitement";[4] while DVD Talk noted "Not a bad film as much as it is merely diverting."[5]


  1. ^ a b "No Trace (1950)". BFI.
  2. ^ "No Trace (1950) - John Gilling | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie" – via
  3. ^ "Reelstreets | No Trace".
  4. ^ "No Trace | TV Guide".
  5. ^ "British Cinema: Renown Pictures Crime & Noir (Blackout, Bond of Fear, Home To Danger, Meet Mr. Callaghan, No Trace, Recoil)". DVD Talk.