My Death Is a Mockery

My Death Is a Mockery is a 1952 British crime film directed by Tony Young and starring Donald Houston, Kathleen Byron and Bill Kerr.

My Death Is a Mockery
Directed byTony Young
Written byDouglas Baber (novel)
Produced byDavid Dent
CinematographyPhil Grindrod
Edited byLito Carruthers
Park Lane Films
Distributed byAdelphi Films
Release date
1 August 1952
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was shot at the Brighton Studios as a second feature. The following year it attracted notoriety as the last film watched by Christopher Craig before he shot dead a policeman during a failed burglary.[1]


After being condemned to death, a man recounts the events that have brought him there. A struggling Brixham fisherman, he was persuaded by an Australian chancer to switch to smuggling brandy from the French coast. However the murder of a policeman rapidly leads to things falling apart.



  1. ^ Chibnall & MacFarlane p.103


  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

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