The Secret Partner

The Secret Partner

Basil Dearden (1961)

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This is an implausible but ingenious British thriller devised by David Pursall and Jack Seddon, and flashily directed by Basil Dearden. In it, a hooded man forces a dentist to drug a shipping executive during an appointment so that he will reveal the combination of his company's strongroom. It remains watchable thanks to some skilful characterisation and the strong performances of Stewart Granger as the executive, Norman Bird as the dentist, and Bernard Lee as the dogged, chain-smoking policeman looking forward to retirement.


Tense thriller, starring Stewart Granger as an executive who turns detective to prove he didn't steal from his company. With Hugh Burden and Bernard Lee.

Cast & Crew

John Brent Stewart Granger
Nicole Brent Haya Harareet
Det Supt Hanbury Bernard Lee
Charles Standish Hugh Burden
Det Inspector Henderson Lee Montague
Ralph Beldon, dentist Norman Bird
Director Basil Dearden
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer