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Director  Maurice Elvey
6.4/10 IMDb

Initial release  1954
Running time  1 hour
Genres  Comedy, Thriller
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Cast  Guy Middleton (Murray Selwyn), Joan Winmill Brown (Nurse Brooks), Elwyn Brook-Jones (Logan), Mary Mackenzie (Estelle Logan), Harold Goodwin (Twigg)
Writer  Ernest Dudley (novel), Brock Williams (screenplay)
Similar movies  Tower Heist, Kaleidoscope, Horseplay, Skeem, The Happy Thieves, The Runaway Bus

The Harassed Hero is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Guy Middleton, Joan Winmill Brown and Elwyn Brook-Jones. It was based on a novel of the same name by Ernest Dudley.

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Plot

Wealthy hypochondriac bachelor Murray Selwyn (Guy Middleton) has been ordered by his doctors to avoid stress, but unfortunately finds himself face to face with a gang of counterfeiters. Murray has unwittingly come into possession of the printing plates the gang is after. His stress levels escalate further when Murray's nurse (Joan Winmill Brown) is kidnapped by the gang.

Partial cast

  • Guy Middleton – Murray Selwyn
  • Joan Winmill Brown – Nurse Brooks
  • Elwyn Brook-Jones – Logan
  • Mary Mackenzie – Estelle Logan
  • Harold Goodwin – Twigg
  • Joss Ambler – Dr. Grice
  • Clive Morton – Archer
  • Hugh Moxey – Willis
  • Stafford Byrne
  • Gabrielle Brune
  • Gaylord Cavallaro
  • Simone Lovell
  • Alfred Maron
  • Critical reception

    TV Guide wrote, "silly comedy routines abound in this patented British farce."

    References

    The Harassed Hero Wikipedia
    The Harassed Hero IMDb The Harassed Hero themoviedb.org


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