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. 
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Ambrose Grayson & Emma Trechman
Edgar Blatt
Mary Harris
Max Brenner
Dodo Elliot
J. Marchant
Eric Veendam
Prudence Sykes
Teddy Edwards
G. Hollis
C. Hasher
Rupert Grayson
Frank Spencer
Jack Rose
Stanley Clinton MBKS
Henry Halsted
Godfrey Grayson


Dick Barton Don Stannard
Snowey White 
Serge Volkoff 
Professor Mitchell 
Mary Mitchell 
Inspector Cavendish 
Inspector Slade 
Betsy Horrock 
A Gangster 

Don Stannard
George Ford
Tamara Desni
Meinhart Maur
Percy Walsh
Joyce Linden
Campbell Singer
John Arnatt
Richard George
Beatrice Kane
Patrick McNee
George Crawford
Paddy Ryan
Fred Owen
Yoshihide Yanai
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