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Three Silent Men (1940)

Foreign scientist is selling a secret weapon to the British. He is badly injured in a car accident and is operated on by a surgeon, after the operation he dies mysteriously. An investigation follows.

Director:

Thomas Bentley

Writers:

Dudley Leslie (scenario), Jack Byrd (adaptation) (as John Byrd) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Shaw ... Sir James Quentin
Derrick De Marney ... Capt. John Mellish (as Derrick de Marney)
Patricia Roc ... Pat Quentin
Arthur Hambling Arthur Hambling ... Ginger Brown
Cameron Hall Cameron Hall ... Bodger Wood
John Turnbull ... Inspector Gill
Peter Gawthorne Peter Gawthorne ... General Bullingdon
André Morell ... Klein (as Andre Morell)
Jack Vyvyan Jack Vyvyan ... Sergt. Wells
Meinhart Maur Meinhart Maur ... Karl Zaroff
Scott Harrold Scott Harrold ... Ted Blacklock
Cynthia Stock Cynthia Stock ... The Matron
Basil Cunard Basil Cunard ... Dr. Fairlie
F.B.J. Sharp F.B.J. Sharp ... The Coroner
Charles Oliver ... Johnson
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Foreign scientist is selling a secret weapon to the British. He is badly injured in a car accident and is operated on by a surgeon, after the operation he dies mysteriously. An investigation follows.

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Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this film are fictitious and any similarity to actual persons living or dead or events is purely coincidental. See more »

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entertaining quota quickie
15 October 2013 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

an inventor offers his invention to the British army on condition that the government forge an alliance with a country who want to see the end of our empire.Driving away from the demonstration of the equipment the inventor has a near fatal crash,but his life is saved by a surgeon.However everyone agrees that it would be better if the inventor had died.The inventor is murdered and the surgeon is suspected.However there are other suspects who might be guilty.Whilst the mystery is well handled,nevertheless there are a few unexplained events.Why was the surgeon in the inventors room and why was he creeping about in the medical cabinet with a torch.There is some comedy introduced with reporters vying for the story and a touch of romance with a very young Patricia Roc.An entertaining 67 minutes.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1940 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Três Homens Silenciosos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Butcher's Film Service See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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