Penny Gold is a 1973 British drama film directed by Jack Cardiff and starring James Booth, Francesca Annis, Nicky Henson and Joss Ackland.[1] The screenplay concerns two policemen who investigate a series of murders.

Penny Gold
"Penny Gold" (1973).jpg
UK theatrical poster
Directed byJack Cardiff
Produced byGeorge H. Brown
Written byDavid D. Osborn (as David Osborn)
Liz Charles-Williams
StarringJames Booth
Francesca Annis
Nicky Henson
Music byJohn Scott
CinematographyKen Hodges
Edited byJohn Trumper
Fanfare Films Ltd. (as A Fanfare Film)
Distributed byScotia-Barber (UK)
CountryUnited Kingdom


A police detective investigates the murder of a young woman, and discovers that the crime is connected to her surviving twin sister and an extremely valuable stamp.


Critical receptionEdit

Time Out noted, "a brilliant opening sequence, otherwise this flat-footed British thriller is hampered by something like the world's worst script, including flashbacks no one would ever conceivably flash back to, and by a cumbersome storyline about big league stamp trading";[2] while Sky Movies wrote, "the spirit of the British crime movie of the Fifties lives on in this old-fashioned thriller about the hunt for a rare stamp - the Penny Gold of the title. Jack Cardiff directs with obvious affection for a genre long past but it's hard on such distinguished players as Francesca Annis and James Booth not to have more meat on which to bite." [3]


  1. ^ "Penny Gold". BFI.
  2. ^ "Penny Gold". Time Out London.
  3. ^ "Penny Gold". Find and Watch.

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