Meet Sexton Blake!

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Meet Sexton Blake! is a 1945 British supporting feature drama film directed by John Harlow and starring David Farrar, Manning Whiley, Dennis Arundell, and John Varley.[3][4][5] It was one of two films in which David Farrar played Sexton Blake, the other being The Echo Murders (1945), both directed by John Harlow.[6] Important documents are stolen from a dead man during an air raid, and the War Office call in Sexton Blake to investigate.[7]

Meet Sexton Blake!
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Opening title card
Directed byJohn Harlow
Produced byLouis H. Jackson
Screenplay byJohn Harlow
Based onThe Mystery of the Free Frenchmen
by Anthony Parsons[1]
StarringDavid Farrar
Manning Whiley
Dennis Arundell
John Varley
Music byPercival Mackey
CinematographyGeoffrey Faithfull
Edited byVi Burdon
Strand Film Company (for)
British National Films
Distributed byAnglo-American Film Corporation (UK)
Release date
  • 5 February 1945 (1945-02-05) (UK)
Running time
80 minutes[2]
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide called the film "entertaining in an unintended way", rating it two out of five stars.[8]


  1. ^ Hinrich, Derek (2018). "The Living Image". Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  2. ^ "MEET SEXTON BLAKE - British Board of Film Classification".
  3. ^ "Meet Sexton Blake (1945)". Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
  4. ^ Chibnall, Stephen; McFarlane, Brian (23 October 2009). "The British 'B' Film". Palgrave Macmillan – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Meet Sexton Blake (1944) - John Harlow - Cast and Crew - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  6. ^ "OBITUARIES: David Farrar". 29 September 1995.
  7. ^ Williams, Richard. "Meet Sexton Blake (1945 film)". Silver Sirens.
  8. ^ "Meet Sexton Blake".

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