The Crooked Road
Directed byDon Chaffey
Written byDon Chaffey
Jay Garrison
Based onnovel by Morris West
StarringRobert Ryan
Stewart Granger
CinematographyStephen Dade
Distributed bySeven Arts Productions
Release date
  • 19 September 1965 (1965-09-19)
Running time
92 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Crooked Road is a 1965 British film directed and co-written by Don Chaffey. It stars Stewart Granger, Robert Ryan, and Janet Munro.[1] The film is based on the 1957 novel The Big Story by Morris West.[2] An American journalist (Robert Ryan) plans to expose as a crook the dictator (Stewart Granger) of a small Balkan state, but finds himself framed for murder.



The film was shot in and around the city of Split and on the Adriatic coast of Yugoslavia (now Croatia) over two months.[3]


The New York Times said the film "bounces along nicely".[4]


  1. ^ "The Crooked Road (1964) - Don Chaffey | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie".
  2. ^ CROOKED ROAD, The Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 34, Iss. 396, (Jan 1, 1967): 44.
  3. ^ Scheuer, P. K. (11 August 1964). "Robert ryan lifts veil on yugoslavia". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 155002111 – via ProQuest.
  4. ^ Archer, E. (4 February 1965). "Screen: A minor comedy". New York Times. ProQuest 116734217 – via ProQuest.