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Director  George King
Music director  George Melachrino
Country  United Kingdom
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  1947
Based on  the play by Edward Percy
Writer  Edward Percy (play), Reginald Long, Katherine Strueby
Screenplay  Reginald Long, Katherine Strueby
Cast  Oskar Homolka (Desius Heiss), Derek Farr (Robert Graham), Muriel Pavlow (Margaret Heiss), Manning Whiley (Corder Morris), Kathleen Harrison (Mrs. Catt), Garry Marsh (Major Elliot)


Similar  Wanted for Murder (film), Bond Street (film), Silent Dust

Code of Scotland Yard is a 1947 British crime film directed by George King and starring Oskar Homolka, Muriel Pavlow and Derek Farr. It was also known as The Shop at Sly Corner, from the popular stage play of that name by Edward Percy. It features an appearance by the young Diana Dors.

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Synopsis

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A wealthy French refugee (Homolka) lives a comfortable life as an antique dealer in London, but when an employee (Griffith) discovers that his money comes from fencing stolen goods, the employee attempts to blackmail the Frenchman, with fatal results. The antique dealer cares only for his concert violinist daughter (Pavlow), and when he sees her future is threatened, he kills the blackmailer.

Cast

  • Oskar Homolka as Descius Heiss
  • Derek Farr as Robert Graham
  • Muriel Pavlow as Margaret Heiss
  • Manning Whiley as Corder Morris
  • Kathleen Harrison as Mrs Catt
  • Garry Marsh as Major Elliot
  • Kenneth Griffith as Archie Fellowes
  • Jan Van Loewen as Professor Vanetti
  • Irene Handl as Ruby Towser
  • Johnnie Schofield as Inspector Robson
  • Diana Dors as Mildred
  • Katie Johnson as Woman in Shop
  • Vi Kaley as Flower Seller
  • David Keir as Gentleman Customer
  • James Knight as Publican
  • Eliot Makeham as Theatre Usher
  • Critical reception

  • Allmovie wrote, "Oscar Homolka, a Viennese character actor who worked prolifically on both sides of the Atlantic, is the principal attraction."
  • TV Guide called it an " interesting melodrama rich with character, thanks to the excellent performance by Homolka and a uniformly fine British cast."
  • References

    Code of Scotland Yard Wikipedia
    Code of Scotland Yard IMDb Code of Scotland Yard themoviedb.org


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