1950 Dick Barton at Bay

Dick Barton at Bay - 1950

A Marylebone-Hammer production released by Exclusive Films 
"The Sensational B.B.C. Serial"
From a story by Ambrose Grayson by arrangement with Ted Kavanagh Associated

Black & White 68 minutes


For the third time, villainous vermin and their heinous henchmen learn the hard way not to cross the path of super-smooth special agent Dick Barton. Here he struts his inimitable stuff, along with ever-loyal protege Snowey White, as they tackle fanatical foreign anarchists who kidnap a leading scientist and his daughter. The daring duo's search leads them to the gang's headquarters in a lighthouse at Beachy Head, from where they plan to use a deadly ray to blow up an aeroplane carrying members of a critical military defence mission. Click here to watch the full film on YouTube


Screenplay by Jackson C. Budd Ambrose Grayson & Emma Trechman
Casting Director Edgar Blatt
Casting Manager Mary Harris
Film Editor Max Brenner
Assembly Cutter Dodo Elliot
Art Director J. Marchant
Assistant Director Eric Veendam
Continuity Prudence Sykes
Make-up Artiste Teddy Edwards
Hair Stylist G. Hollis
Sound Recordist C. Hasher
Music Composed by Rupert Grayson
Arranged & Conducted by Frank Spencer
Camera Operator Jack Rose
Director of Photography Stanley Clinton MBKS
Produced by Henry Halsted
Directed by Godfrey Grayson


Dick Barton Don Stannard
Snowey White George Ford
Anna Tamara Desni
Serge Volkoff Meinhart Maur
Professor Mitchell Percy Walsh
Mary Mitchell Joyce Linden
Inspector Cavendish Campbell Singer
Jackson John Arnatt
Inspector Slade Richard George
Betsy Horrock Beatrice Kane
Phillips Patrick McNee
Boris George Crawford
Fingers Paddy Ryan
A Gangster Fred Owen
Chang Yoshihide Yanai
Tommy Ted Butterfield


The "Dick Barton" series might well have continued, but for the untimely death of its star, Don Stannard, in a car crash. 
Look out for an early role for Patrick McNee (John Steed in ABC TV's "The Avengers") in this film. You'll have to be quick to catch him, though, as his character, Phillips, is killed off in the first five minutes (and that includes the opening titles!)

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