WriterJeffrey Dell (adaptation), Jeffrey Dell (dialogue), Jeffrey Dell (scenario), Jack Hulbert (dialogue), Edgar Wallace (novel) ProductionRichard Wainwright Productions CastJack Hulbert (Inspector Mike Pemberton), Genevieve Tobin (Kate Westhanger), Noel Madison (Gregori), Francis L. Sullivan (Lord Flamborough), Arthur Wontner (Colonel Westhanger), Frank Cellier (Sir Ralph Sapson) Similar moviesDeath Drums Along the River (1963), The Case of the Frightened Lady (1940), The Gaunt Stranger (1938), Dangerous to Know (1938), The Menace (1932)
Kate Plus Ten is a 1938 British thriller film directed by Reginald Denham and starring Jack Hulbert, Genevieve Tobin and Noel Madison. It was adapted from the Edgar Wallace novel Kate Plus Ten. It was also released as Queen of Crime.
The film was an independent production shot at Shepperton Studios.
The final third of the film makes extensive use of railway locations. Among these, the main line between Bath and Westbury (Wiltshire) was employed, with a stolen train smashing through fake level crossing gates at Freshford station. The branch line through Limpley Stoke and Camerton was also featured, and a closed colliery in the Somerset coalfield was the location for the scene in which a steam locomotive crashes through wooden shed doors.
Kate, the leader of a gang of criminals, works as secretary to an aristocrat allowing her to pick up vital information. However, the police soon become suspicious of her and Scotland Yard's Inspector Pemberton is sent on her trail.
Jack Hulbert as Inspector Mike Pemberton
Genevieve Tobin as Kate Westhanger
Noel Madison as Gregori
Francis L. Sullivan as Lord Flamborough
Arthur Wontner as Colonel Westhanger
Frank Cellier as Sir Ralph Sapson
Peter Haddon as Boltover
Googie Withers as Lady Moya
Edward Lexy as Sergeant
Felix Aylmer as Bishop
Leo Genn as Doctor Gurdon
James Harcourt as Bank Manager
Vincent Holman as Detective
Oliver Johnston as Cunningham
Ronald Adam as Police Chief
Philip Leaver as Mulberry
Arthur Hambling as 3rd Signalman
Bryan Herbert as 2nd Signalman
Leonie Lamartine as Stout Woman
Britmovie called it a "light-hearted comedy-thriller," adding, "like so many Wallace stories logic takes a back seat, but the speeding train sequence generates some lively thrills, and Hulbert and Tobin craft a likeable onscreen chemistry. Tobin is wickedly delightful as Kate, and Hulbert, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jeffrey Dell, gives an agreeable performance in spite of the artificiality of the role."