Judgment Deferred is a 1952 British drama film directed by John Baxter and starring Hugh Sinclair, Helen Shingler and Abraham Sofaer. The film is a remake of the director's earlier film, Doss House (1933), and features an early performance from Joan Collins.
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|Directed by||John Baxter|
|Produced by||John Baxter |
Barbara K. Emary
|Screenplay by||Barbara K. Emary|
|Music by||Kennedy Russell|
|Edited by||Vi Burdon|
|Distributed by||Associated British Film Distributors (UK)|
|February 1952 (UK)|
The film was shot at Southall Studios with sets designed by the art director Don Russell. It was the first production from Group 3 Films, a company formed to encourage new young British film-makers (which later produced The Brave Don't Cry, Conflict of Wings, The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp and several other low-budget features).
- Hugh Sinclair as David Kennedy
- Helen Shingler as Kay Kennedy
- Abraham Sofaer as Chancellor
- Leslie Dwyer as Flowers
- Joan Collins as Lil Carter
- Harry Locke as Bert
- Elwyn Brook-Jones as Coxon
- Marcel Poncin as Stranger
- Martin Benson as Pierre Desportes
- Bud Flannagan as Himself
- Bransby Williams as Dad
- Michael Martin Harvey as Martin
- Harry Welchman as Doc
- Wilfred Walter as Judge
- Maire O'Neill as Mrs. O'Halloran
- Mary Merrall as Lady Musterby
- Edgar Driver as Blackie
- Billy Russell as Ginger
The Radio Times described the film as "a muddled, maudlin melodrama that feels like substandard Frank Capra done by amateur theatricals." TV Guide found the film "captivating mainly because of the novelty of the story and the many strange characters that are introduced."  Sky Movies wrote "this one occasionally creaks under the strain of its longish running time but offers some striking tableaux, especially within the weird 'court' held by a crowd of criminals, eccentrics and jobless that in some ways recalls the 'jury' that proved the nemesis of Peter Lorre in Fritz Lang's classic thriller 'M'."
- "BFI | Film & TV Database | JUDGEMENT DEFERRED (1951)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Judgment Deferred - Sky Movies HD". Skymovies.sky.com. 23 May 2002. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Judgement Deferred | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Judgment Deferred Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Judgment Deferred | TVGuide.com". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.