|Directed by||Lance Comfort|
|Produced by||Victor Skutezky|
|Written by||Rodney Ackland, Frederick Gotfurt|
|Starring||Robert Newton, Simone Simon, William Hartnell|
|Music by||Mischa Spoliansky|
|Edited by||Lito Carruthers|
|Distributed by||Pathe Pictures|
|1947 United Kingdom|
27 March 1949 (USA)
Temptation Harbour is a British black and white crime/drama film directed by Lance Comfort, released in 1947 based on the novel Newhaven-Dieppe (L'Homme de Londres) by Georges Simenon. The film was made at Welwyn Studios with sets designed by the art director Cedric Dawe.
A signalman on a quay sees a fight between two men. One of the men is deliberately pushed into the water and the signalman cannot save him, but decides to keep his suitcase which later finds is full of banknotes with a value of £5000.
- (in credit order)
- Robert Newton as Bert Mallinson
- Simone Simon as Camelia
- William Hartnell as Jim Brown
- Marcel Dalio as Insp. Dupré
- Margaret Barton as Betty Mallinson
- Edward Rigby as Tatem
- Joan Hopkins as Beryl Brown
- Kathleen Harrison as Mabel
- Leslie Dwyer as Reg
- Charles Victor as Gowshall
- Irene Handl as Mrs. Gowshall
- Wylie Watson as Fred
- John Salew as CID Inspector
- George Woodbridge as Mr. Frost
- Kathleen Boutall as Mrs. Frost
The film was based on Simenon's novella Affairs of Destiny which was restructured and relocated from France to England. The movie was a commercial success.
- Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p485
- British Film Institute accessed 08/01/08
- Harper, Sue; Porter, Vincent (2003). British Cinema of The 1950s The Decline of Deference. Oxford University Press USA. p. 76.