The Ringer (1952 film)
The Ringer is a 1952 British mystery film directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Herbert Lom, Donald Wolfit, Mai Zetterling, Greta Gynt, William Hartnell, and Denholm Elliott. It was Hamilton's directorial debut and the third talkie version of Edgar Wallace's 1929 play.
British theatrical poster
|Directed by||Guy Hamilton|
|Produced by||Hugh Perceval|
|Screenplay by||Lesley Storm|
|Based on||The Ringer (play by Edgar Wallace)|
|Music by||Malcolm Arnold|
|Edited by||Bert Bates|
|Distributed by||London Film Productions|
- Herbert Lom as Maurice Meister
- Donald Wolfit as Dr. Lomond
- Mai Zetterling as Lisa
- Greta Gynt as Cora Ann Milton
- William Hartnell as Sam Hackett
- Denholm Elliott as John Lemley
- Norman Wooland as Inspector Bliss
- Dora Bryan as Mrs. Hackett
- Charles Victor as Inspector Wembury
- Walter Fitzgerald as Commissioner
- John Stuart as Gardener
- John Slater as Bell
- Edward Chapman as Stranger
- Campbell Singer as Station Sergeant Carter
- Arthur Lovegrove as Workman installing window bars (uncredited)
- Robert Raglan (uncredited)
Allmovie wrote, "Donald Wolfit, whose legendary thespic excesses were later fictionalized in the stage play The Dresser, is perfectly cast as a vengeance-seeking master of disguise". TV Guide noted "old-fashioned melodrama with an excellent cast."
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- "The Ringer". TV Guide.
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