Partners in Crime
Directed byPeter Duffell
Written byRobert Banks Stewart
Based onThe Man Who Knew
by Edgar Wallace
Produced by
CinematographyBert Mason
Edited byEdward B. Jarvis
Music byRon Goodwin
Merton Park Studios
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated
Release date
  • February 1961 (1961-02)
Running time
54 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Partners in Crime is a 1961 British second feature ('B')[1] crime film directed by Peter Duffell and starring Bernard Lee, Moira Redmond and John Van Eyssen.[2] The screenplay was by Robert Banks Stewart, based on the 1918 Edgar Wallace novel The Man Who Knew.[3] It is part of the series of Edgar Wallace Mysteries films made at Merton Park Studios from 1960 to 1965.


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The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote: "Unexciting addition to the Edgar Wallace series, with little or no subtlety or originality. Bernard Lee is adequate as the Inspector, and Graham Leaman makes much of a tiny part as a Yard ballistics expert."[4]


  1. ^ Chibnall, Steve; McFarlane, Brian (2009). The British 'B' Film. London: BFI/Bloomsbury. p. 237. ISBN 978-1-8445-7319-6.
  2. ^ "Partners in Crime". British Film Institute Collections Search. Retrieved 26 June 2024.
  3. ^ Goble, Alan (1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. p. 486.
  4. ^ "Partners in Crime". The Monthly Film Bulletin. 28 (324): 66. 1 January 1961 – via ProQuest.