Director Compton Bennett
Music director Ronald Binge
Genre Thriller, Drama
Cinematography C. M. Pennington-Richards
|Release date 17 March 1953 (London) (UK)|
Based on a novel by Martha Albrand
Writer Martha Albrand (novel), George H. Brown, Patrick Kirwan
Cast Dirk Bogarde (Simon Van Halder), Mai Zetterling (Anna DeBurg), Philip Friend (Capt. Bob Sawyer), Albert Lieven (Paul Ravitch, alias Schleger), Fritz Wendhausen (Warder Goeter), Carl Jaffe (Cellblock Guard Becker)
Similar movies Mai Zetterling appears in Desperate Moment and The Lost People
Tagline TERROR races through the streets of BERLIN!
Desperate moment 1953 84 minutes dirk bogarde mai zetterling british thriller
Desperate Moment is a 1953 British thriller film directed by Compton Bennett and starring Dirk Bogarde, Mai Zetterling and Philip Friend.
- Desperate moment 1953 84 minutes dirk bogarde mai zetterling british thriller
- Critical reception
It was made at Pinewood Studios and on location in Germany including scenes shot at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. The film's sets were designed by the art director Maurice Carter.
A Dutchman wrongly accused of a crime goes on the run through Germany in search of the only witness who can clear him.
The New York Times wrote, "the sum and substance of this production...is a great deal of panting exercise within and all over two cities, offering little about which to care" whereas TV Guide found it "quite suspenseful, with Bogarde turning in an exceptionally fine performance."
ReferencesDesperate Moment Wikipedia
Desperate Moment IMDbDesperate Moment themoviedb.org