Release dateMay 15, 1953 (1953-05-15) ((US)) Based onGeoffrey Household
(novel, A Rough Shoot) WriterGeoffrey Household (novel), Eric Ambler (screenplay)
Rough Shoot, also known as Shoot First, is a 1953 British thriller film starring Joel McCrea and Evelyn Keyes, and featuring Herbert Lom, Marius Goring and Roland Culver. It was directed by Robert Parrish and written by Eric Ambler, based on the 1951 novel A Rough Shoot by Geoffrey Household.
A retired American army officer living in the English countryside shoots at a man he takes to be a poacher. Believing he has killed him, he goes on the run from the British police and security services.