Portrait of Alison

Portrait of Alison

Guy Green (1955)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This B-movie was based on a BBC TV serial by Francis Durbridge, the prolific crime novelist and creator of gentleman detective Paul Temple. Robert Beatty whose greatest hour was to munch a sandwich in 2001: a Space Odyssey (he played Halvorsen) investigates the mysterious death of his brother, a trail that leads to a smuggling ring and another sibling, played by William Sylvester whose greatest hour, as Dr Heywood Floyd, was to share that sandwich. Predictable and only moderately gripping, this was the third picture to be directed by Guy Green, who won an Oscar for his camerawork on David Lean's Great Expectations ten years earlier.


An artist is hired to paint an actress who was killed in the same accident as his brother - only to realise she is not dead. Mystery, starring Terry Moore and Robert Beatty.

Cast & Crew

Alison Ford Terry Moore
Tim Forrester Robert Beatty
Dave Forrester William Sylvester
Director Guy Green

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Anglo AmalgamatedGuidance: Some violenceAvailable on: DVD