The Straw Man (film)

The Straw Man is a 1953 British crime film directed by Donald Taylor and starring Dermot Walsh, Clifford Evans and Lana Morris. Its storyline focuses on insurance fraud.[2] It is based on the 1951 novel Straw Man by Doris Miles Disney.

The Straw Man
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British theatrical poster
Directed byDonald Taylor
Produced byDonald Taylor
Written byDonald Taylor
Based onnovel Straw Man by Doris Miles Disney[1]
StarringDermot Walsh
Clifford Evans
Lana Morris
CinematographyGerald Gibbs
Edited byJohn Reeve
Hedgerley Films
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
November 1953
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was set in and shot partly on location in Brighton.[3] Film also took place at Wembley Studios. The film's sets were designed by Duncan Sutherland.[4] It was released as a second feature by United Artists.



  1. ^ Goble, Alan (September 8, 2011). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Chibnall & MacFarlane p.330
  3. ^ "Reelstreets | Straw Man, The".
  4. ^ "The Straw Man (1953)". BFI.


  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

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