The Steel Key

The Steel Key is a 1953 British thriller film directed by Robert S. Baker and starring Terence Morgan, Joan Rice and Raymond Lovell.[1]

The Steel Key
"The Steel Key" (1953).jpg
Original Australian daybill poster
Directed byRobert S. Baker
Written byJohn Gilling & Roy Chanslor
Produced byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
StarringTerence Morgan
Joan Rice
Raymond Lovell
CinematographyGerald Gibbs
Edited byPeter Taylor
Music byFrank Cordell
Distributed byEros Films (U.K.)
Release date
  • May 1953 (1953-05) (U.K.)
Running time
69 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom


Adventurer Johnny O'Flynn (Terence Morgan) attempts to track down thieves who have stolen a secret military formula for producing hardened steel; but ruthless others who will stop at nothing are also on the trail.


Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide gave the film two out of five stars, calling it a "Silly spy drama...The complicated plot doesn't quite work, but audiences should enjoy it anyway";[2] while Allmovie wrote, "a little-known British melodrama with some potent talent involved, including actors Terence Morgan and Joan Rice and future Saint director Robert Baker";[3] and Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings concluded, "It's a British B-movie thriller with slight touches of noir to it, and it's moderately entertaining. It's worth a look for the curious, if you can find it."[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Steel Key (1953)". BFI.
  2. ^ "The Steel Key | TV Guide".
  3. ^ "The Steel Key (1953) - Robert S. Baker | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie" – via

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