1954 Third Party Risk

Third Party Risk - 1954

Alternative titles: The Deadly Game; Big Deadly Game

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA) Alternative titles:- Deadly Game; Big Deadly Game
Copyright 1954 by Exclusive Films Ltd. 
RCA Sound Recording 
Produced at Bray Studios, England 

Black & White 70 minutes

Storyline

On a brief trip to Spain, songwriter Philip Graham bumps into an old pal with whom he fought during the war and who is now in a rush to get to London to keep an important appointment. Unfortunately, he cannot retrieve an envelope from the hotel safe before he leaves, so he persuades Graham to follow him to the UK a few days later with his car and the envelope. Graham drives his friend to the airport, but on his way back to the hotel a kidnap attempt is made on him - clearly a case of mistaken identity. As arranged, he makes the trip to London, but there he finds his friend murdered in his room. Opening the envelope which he is convinced is at the heart of the mystery, Graham discovers that it contains microfilm detailing a new, and very secret, pharmaceutical process - and it seems that someone will stop at nothing to get hold of the film! Watch the Trailer on YouTube

 

Crew

Art Director J. Elder Wills 
Editor James Needs 
Production Manager Jimmy Sangster 
Assistant Director Jack Causey 
Recordist Syd Wiles 
Continuity Renee Glynne 
Make-up Phil Leakey 
Hair Stylist Eileen Bates 
Wardrobe Molly Arbuthnot
Camera Operator Len Harris 
Photographed by Walter Harvey, BSc
Music Composed by Michael Krein 
Dances arranged by Lalagia 
Screenplay by Robert Dunbar and Daniel Birt 
Based on the novel by Nicolas Bentley 
Produced by Robert Dunbar 
Directed by Daniel Birt 

Cast

Philip Graham Lloyd Bridges 
Darius Finlay Currie 
Lolita Maureen Swanson 
Mitzi Simone Silva 
Maxwell Carey Ferdy Mayne 
Inspector Goldfinch George Woodbridge 
Gonzales Roger Delgado 
Man in tea shop Russell Waters 
and with Peter Dyneley, Seymour Green and Mary Parker 

Footnotes

American actor Lloyd Bridges, who died in 1998, was the father of actors Beau and Jeff Bridges. His own screen career started in the mid-forties and his films include many westerns, in particular the classic "High Noon" (1952). In the 1960s, he became a familiar face on television as the star of the long-running underwater adventure series "Sea Hunt". In later years he turned his hand to zany comedy with roles in "Airplane!" (1980), "Airplane II the Sequel" (1982), "Hot Shots!" (1991) and "Hot Shots Part Deux" (1993).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection