House of Secrets (1956 film)

House of Secrets (1956) is a British crime film directed by Guy Green, filmed in Technicolor and VistaVision, and starring Michael Craig, Anton Diffring, and Gérard Oury.[1]

House of Secrets
"House of Secrets" (1956).jpg
UK theatrical poster
Directed byGuy Green
Produced byVivian Cox
Julian Wintle
Written byRobert Buckner
Bryan Forbes
Based onnovel Storm Over Paris by Sterling Noel
StarringMichael Craig
Anton Diffring
Gérard Oury
Music byHubert Clifford
CinematographyHarry Waxman
Edited bySidney Hayers
Production
company
Distributed byRank Film Distributors
Release date
23 October 1956 (UK)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

CastEdit

PlotEdit

The film, based on the novel Storm Over Paris by Sterling Noel, follows a man who is sent undercover to infiltrate an international crime organization planning to inundate the UK with huge amounts of near perfect forged UK Bank Notes to damage the UK Economy. In this very well-made Glossy Colourful British Film Michael Craig (Larry Ellis) is similar to an early James Bond character. The only thing which might spoil it for some viewers is the slightly abrupt ending. Beautifully photographed entirely in Paris, France.

ProductionEdit

Michael Craig called his part "a sort of forerunner to the James Bond type of movie" which "in spire of all our best efforts it ended up being fairly boring." He was paid £30 a week.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BFI Database entry
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0237870/?ref_=nmbio_ql
  3. ^ Craig, Michael (2005). The Smallest Giant: An Actor's Life. Allen and Unwin. p. 74.

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