The Story of Shirley Yorke

The Story of Shirley Yorke is a 1948 British drama film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Derek Farr, Dinah Sheridan and Margaretta Scott.[2] The film was based on the play The Case of Lady Camber by Horace Annesley Vachell.[3] It was made at the Nettlefold Studios in Walton-on-Thames.[4] Art direction was by Charles Gilbert.

The Story of Shirley Yorke
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Italian theatrical poster
Directed byMaclean Rogers
Written by
Produced byErnest G. Roy
CinematographyGeoffrey Faithfull
Edited byTed Richards
Music byGeorge Melachrino
Distributed byButcher's Film Service
Release date
  • 4 July 1949 (1949-07-04) (UK)
Running time
92 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom


When a nobleman's wife dies during an operation, nurse Shirley Yorke finds herself accused of poisoning, when it is found that she and the peer were formerly lovers.



  1. ^ "THE STORY OF SHIRLEY YORKE - British Board of Film Classification".
  2. ^ "The Story of Shirley Yorke – review - cast and crew, movie star rating and where to watch film on TV and online". Radio Times.
  3. ^ Goble p.471
  4. ^ "The Story of Shirley Yorke (1948)".


  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.
  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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