DirectorAllan Davis GenreCrime Fiction CountryUnited Kingdom
Release date1961 Based ona novel by Edgar Wallace WriterPhilip Mackie, Edgar Wallace CastBernard Archard, Paul Daneman, James Villiers Similar moviesThe Squeaker (1963)
The Clue of the New Pin (1961) is a British crime film directed by Allan Davis and starring Paul Daneman, Bernard Archard and James Villiers. It was one of the series of Edgar Wallace Mysteries, British second-features, produced at Merton Park Studios in the 1960s.
This film is an adaptation of the 1923 novel The Clue of the New Pin by Edgar Wallace, which was also made into a film in 1929.
TV journalist Tab Holland assists Scotland yard with the murder of a reclusive millionaire whose corpse is discovered locked in a vault. The key to the vault is mysteriously found on the table beside the corpse.
Paul Daneman - Rex Lander
Bernard Archard - Superintendent Carver
James Villiers - Tab Holland
Katherine Woodville - Jane Ardfern
Clive Morton - Ramsey Brown
Leslie Sands - Sergeant Harris
David Horne - John Tredmere
Ruth Kettlewell - Mrs Rushby
Wolfe Morris - Yeh Ling
Maudie Edwards - Barmaid
TV Guide called it "slightly better than most of the 47 Edgar Wallace second features that producer Greenwood put out between 1960 and 1963."