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Director  Herbert Brenon
Duration  
Country  United Kingdom
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Writer  Doreen Montgomery
Language  English
The Flying Squad (1940 film) movie poster

Release date  14 October 1940
Production  Associated British Picture Corporation
Cinematography  Claude Friese-Greene, Walter J. Harvey
Cast  Sebastian Shaw (Inspector Bradley), Phyllis Brooks (Ann Perryman), Jack Hawkins (Mark McGill), Basil Radford (Sederman), Kathleen Harrison (Mrs. Schifan), Ludwig Stössel (Li Yoseph)
Similar movies  Sherlock Holmes, The Punisher, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Babylon A.D., Blood Diamond

The Flying Squad is a 1940 British crime film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Sebastian Shaw, Phyllis Brooks and Jack Hawkins. It was based on a novel by Edgar Wallace in which the officers of the Flying Squad attempt to tackle a drug-smuggling organisation. In the past, the novel had been filmed in 1929 and 1932.

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Cast

  • Sebastian Shaw as Inspector Bradley
  • Phyllis Brooks as Ann Perryman
  • Jack Hawkins as Mark McGill
  • Basil Radford as Sederman
  • Ludwig Stössel as Li Yoseph
  • Manning Whiley as Ronnie Perryman
  • Kathleen Harrison as Mrs. Schifan
  • Cyril Smith as Tiser
  • Henry Oscar as Sir Edward - Police Commissioner
  • Kynaston Reeves as Magistrate
  • Allan Jeayes as Johnson
  • Critical reception

    TV Guide wrote, "routine stuff, just as unimaginatively done here as it was in the 1932 film of the same name" ; while Blueprintreview wrote, "to be honest, the story isn’t particularly sophisticated, especially not by today’s standards, but it manages to entertain and hold the attention, even if some of the dialogue feels very unreal – I’m sure police and criminals of that time didn’t speak as posh as they do here!"

    References

    The Flying Squad (1940 film) Wikipedia
    The Flying Squad (1940 film) IMDb The Flying Squad (1940 film) themoviedb.org