|Return of a Stranger|
|Directed by||Victor Hanbury|
|Produced by||John Stafford|
|Written by||Rudolph Lothar (play) |
|Starring||Griffith Jones |
|Music by||Jack Beaver|
|Edited by||Ralph Thomas|
|Distributed by||RKO Pictures|
Return of a Stranger is a 1937 British drama film directed by Victor Hanbury and starring Griffith Jones, Rosalyn Boulter, Ellis Jeffries and Athole Stewart. The film was made at Shepperton Studios as a Quota quickie, and was distributed by RKO Pictures to meet the company's annual requirement under the Quota.
James Martin plans to elope with Carol Wall, the daughter of the wealthy chairman of Wall Chemicals. While in Southampton with her, Martin is wrongly accused of murdering a man and is forced to flee to South Africa. Carol meanwhile marries a wealthy City of London financier. Martin rebuilds his life in South Africa and finishes developing a valuable new chemical formula which he had begun in England. After he is partially disfigured by an explosion in his laboratory, Martin decides to return home to clear his name, confident that he will no longer be recognised. However, Carol's husband quickly begins to suspect that the visiting South African is really Martin and alerts Scotland Yard.
- Griffith Jones as James Martin
- Rosalyn Boulter as Carol Wall
- Ellis Jeffries as Lady Wall
- Athole Stewart as Sir Patrick Wall
- Cecil Ramage as John Forbes
- Constance Godridge as Esme
- Sylvia Marriott as Mary
- James Harcourt as Johnson
- Harold Scott as Peters
- Howard Douglas as Van Der Geun
- David Farrar as Doctor Young
- Peter Gawthorne as Sir Herbert Tompkin
- Edie Martin as Mrs Stevens
- Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' film. British Film Institute, 2007.
- Low, Rachael. History of the British Film: Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985 .
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