Release date1952 Based onthe play The Ringer by Edgar Wallace WriterLesley Storm, Val Valentine, Edgar Wallace (play) Initial releaseNovember 24, 1952 (Sweden) ScreenplayVal Valentine, Lesley Storm CastHerbert Lom (Maurice Meister), Donald Wolfit (Dr. Lomond), Mai Zetterling (Lisa), Greta Gynt (Cora Ann Milton), William Hartnell (Sam Hackett), Norman Wooland (Inspector Bliss) Similar moviesRelated Guy Hamilton movies
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The Ringer is a 1952 British mystery film directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Herbert Lom, Denholm Elliott, Greta Gynt, Donald Wolfit, William Hartnell and Mai Zetterling. It was the directoral debut of Hamilton, and was the third talkie version of Edgar Wallace's popular play.
An underhand solicitor receives threatening notes, and the police are called in to protect him.
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Allmovie wrote, "Donald Wolfit, whose legendary thespic excesses were later fictionalized in the stage play The Dresser, is perfectly cast as a vengeance-seeking master of disguise"; and TV Guide noted "old-fashioned melodrama with an excellent cast."