|Directed by||Guy Hamilton|
|Screenplay by||Lesley Storm|
|Based on||The Ringer by Edgar Wallace|
|Produced by||Hugh Perceval|
|Edited by||Bert Bates|
|Music by||Malcolm Arnold|
|Distributed by||British Lion Films|
|1 December 1952|
The Ringer is a 1952 British mystery film directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Herbert Lom, Donald Wolfit, Mai Zetterling, Greta Gynt, William Hartnell, and Denholm Elliott. It was Hamilton's directorial debut and the third English-language sound version of Edgar Wallace's 1929 play. It was shot at Shepperton Studios near London. The film's sets were designed by the art director William Hutchinson.
An underhand solicitor receives threatening notes from a mysterious killer who's also a master of disguise, and the police are called in to protect him.
Allmovie wrote, "Donald Wolfit, whose legendary thespic excesses were later fictionalized in the stage play The Dresser, is perfectly cast as a vengeance-seeking master of disguise". TV Guide noted "old-fashioned melodrama with an excellent cast."