Initial releaseAugust 1, 1954 (USA) Running time1h 13m Adapted fromThe House of the Arrow
WriterA.E.W. Mason (novel), Edward Dryhurst CastOskar Homolka (Inspector Hanaud), Robert Urquhart (Jim Frobisher), Yvonne Furneaux (Betty Harlowe), Josephine Griffin (Ann Upcott), Harold Kasket (Boris Wabersky), Ruth Lodge (Nurse) Similar moviesAll Ladies Do It, '71, Never Say Never Again, Are You Here, Thir13en Ghosts, Sense and Sensibility
TaglineDoorway to Danger!
The House of the Arrow is a 1953 British mystery film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Oskar Homolka, Robert Urquhart and Yvonne Furneaux. It is the fourth film version of the novel The House of the Arrow by A. E. W. Mason, featuring his French detective Inspector Hanaud.
Allmovie wrote, "one advantage the 1953 version of House of the Arrow has over the first versions is the bluff, hearty presence of Oscar Homolka, who could entertain an audiences by reading the want ads if he so desired" ; and Britmovie noted, "director Michael Anderson handles the thrills pleasantly and the noir suspense is balanced out by Hanaud’s conceited humour with fine results. Austrian actor Oscar Homolka produces a fine portrayal of Mason’s super-smug detective of the French Surete, and the rest of the Anglo-French cast provide sterling support in this well turned-out thriller."