Dancing with Crime
Dancing with Crime is a 1947 British film noir film directed by John Paddy Carstairs, starring Richard Attenborough, Barry K. Barnes and Sheila Sim. It was shot at Southall Studios with sets designed by the art director Andrew Mazzei.
|Dancing with Crime|
|Directed by||John Paddy Carstairs|
|Produced by||James Carter|
|Written by||Brock Williams|
|Based on||story by Peter Fraser|
|Starring||Richard Attenborough |
Barry K. Barnes
|Music by||Benjamin Frankel|
|Edited by||Eily Boland|
|Distributed by||Paramount British Pictures|
|25 June 1947|
Boyhood friends and comrades in the Army, Ted Peters (Richard Attenborough) and Dave Robinson (Bill Owen) are back in civvies. Ted becomes a taxi driver and hopes to marry Joy Goodall (Sheila Sim), a pretty chorus girl. Dave, seeking easy money, joins a gang which has its headquarters in a suburban palais-de-danse. The gang is headed by a man called Gregory (Barry Jones), and includes Paul Baker (Barry K. Barnes), and petty crooks Sniffy and Pogson. Ted refuses to join them.
- Richard Attenborough as Ted Peters
- Barry K. Barnes as Paul Baker
- Sheila Sim as Joy Goodall
- Garry Marsh as Sgt. Murray
- John Warwick as Det. Insp. Carter
- Judy Kelly as Toni
- Barry Jones as Gregory
- Bill Rowbotham as Dave Robinson
- Cyril Chamberlain as Sniffy
- Peter Croft as Johnny
- Dirk Bogarde as Police Radio Caller (uncredited)
- Patricia Dainton as Pam (uncredited)
- Diana Dors as Annette (uncredited)
- Danny Green as Sid (uncredited)
- Bartlett Mullins as Club Barman (uncredited)
- John Salew as Pogson (uncredited)
- Dennis Wyndham as Sam (uncredited)
Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sims were married in real life - this was their first movie together. It was shot at Cromwell Studios, Southall. Attenborough was borrowed from the Boulting Brothers. Fiming was difficult due to the freezing cold weather. The film features an early appearance by Diana Dors.
Variety called it "fashioned on formula grounds."
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- "Dancing with Crime (1947)". BFI.
- Daily Mail Film Award Annual 1948
- "Hollywood REPORTS". The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder. 37 (2623). New South Wales, Australia. 27 February 1948. p. 8. Retrieved 22 July 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
- Vagg, Stephen (7 September 2020). "A Tale of Two Blondes: Diana Dors and Belinda Lee". Filmink.
- Review of film at Variety