South of Suez

South of Suez is a 1940 American drama film directed by Lewis Seiler and starring George Brent, Brenda Marshall and George Tobias.[1] An alleged murder in an African diamond mine haunts a man many years later after he has returned to Britain. The film was made as a programmer by Warner Brothers. It was part of a cycle of British-themed films made by Hollywood studios during the era.

South of Suez
Directed byLewis Seiler
Written byBarry Trivers
Sheridan Gibney
Michael Hogan
Produced byBryan Foy
StarringGeorge Brent
Brenda Marshall
George Tobias
James Stephenson
CinematographyArthur L. Todd
Edited byClarence Kolster
Music byFriedrich Hollaender
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
November 16, 1940
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States

Main castEdit


The lead role was meant to be played by George Raft but he turned it down, so George Brent played it.[2]


  1. ^ British Film Institute. "South of Suez | BFI | British Film Institute". Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2013-01-01.
  2. ^ Vagg, Stephen (February 9, 2020). "Why Stars Stop Being Stars: George Raft". Filmink.


  • Glancy, H. Mark. When Hollywood Loved Britain: The Hollywood 'British' Film 1939-1945. Manchester University Press, 1999.

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