Town on Trial

Town on Trial

John Guillermin (1956)

A Certificate


Our Score
In this very British whodunnit, John Mills stars as a Scotland Yard detective who's called in to investigate unsavoury goings-on in an English town. A woman with a dubious reputation has been found dead on club property and there's no shortage of suspects for Mills to grill, all of whom seem to have a dodgy past. It's a modest mystery in the Agatha Christie tradition, and it offers a modicum of tension.


A woman living in a quiet suburban town is found strangled to death. Scotland Yard sends an inspector to investigate, but he finds there are no shortage of locals with a motive for killing her, while his anger at the hypocritical attitudes he encounters threatens to distract him from the case. Murder mystery, starring John Mills, Charles Coburn, Derek Farr and Barbara Bates.

Cast & Crew

Supt Mike Halloran John Mills
Dr John Fenner Charles Coburn
Elizabeth Fenner Barbara Bates
Mark Roper Derek Farr
Peter Crowley Alec McCowen
Fiona Dixon Elizabeth Seal
Mr Dixon Geoffrey Keen
Helen Dixon Margaretta Scott
Mrs Crowley Fay Compton
Molly Stevens Magda Miller
Sgt Rogers Meredith Edwards
Sgt Beale Harry Locke
Dr Reese Raymond Huntley
Leslie Harry Fowler
Mrs Wilson Dandy Nichols
Director John Guillermin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Marksman Prods Ltd