Black 13

Black 13 is a 1953 British crime drama film directed by Ken Hughes and starring Peter Reynolds, Rona Anderson, Patrick Barr and John Le Mesurier. The film is a remake of the 1948 Italian film Gioventù perduta (also known as Lost Youth) by Pietro Germi. It was made by Vandyke Productions.

Black 13
Film poster
Directed byKen Hughes
Produced byRoger Proudlock
Written byPietro Germi
Ken Hughes
StarringPeter Reynolds
Rona Anderson
Patrick Barr
Lana Morris
Music byCarlo Rustichelli
CinematographyGerald Gibbs
Edited bySam Simmonds
Distributed byArchway Film Distributors (United Kingdom)
20th Century Fox (United States)
Release date
  • November 1953 (1953-11)
  • 7 November 1954 (1954-11-07)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The son of a University professor goes on a crime spree, which turns deadly serious when he kills a nightwatchman. The title refers to a roulette wheel.


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