The Frightened Man

The Frightened Man

John Gilling (1952)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Compared to director John Gilling's other two 1952 features, Mother Riley Meets the Vampire and The Voice of Merrill, this could be a crowd-pleasing gem. In reality, it's a dreary little quota quickie which draws on all the stock situations one associates with British B-thrillers. Gilling makes solid use of the down-at-heel locations, but he fails to inject any suspense into the story (which he wrote) of a botched jewel robbery. Given little support by the rest of the cast, Dermot Walsh tries hard as the junk dealer's son who's thrown out of university and drawn into a life of crime.


The Oxford student son of an antiques dealer meets a gang of crooks and is reluctantly drawn into their plan to rob a gem trader. Crime drama, starring Dermot Walsh, Charles Victor, Barbara Murray and Thora Hird.

Cast & Crew

Actor Dermot Walsh
Actor Charles Victor
Actor Barbara Murray
Actor Thora Hird
Director John Gilling

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Eros Films