Dick Barton, Special Agent – 1948
A Marylebone-Hammer production released by Exclusive Films.
An adaptation from the original broadcast subject by arrangement with the BBC. Yachting scenes taken at Birdham Pool, Chichester Harbour.
Story and Dialogue Alan Stranks in collaboration with Alfred Goulding.
Black & White 70 minutes
Suave, debonair mega hero Dick Barton arrives in the tranquil little Cornish fishing village of Echo Bay, accompanied by his faithful sidekicks Snowey White and Jock Anderson. Barton’s presence soon disrupts the activities of the local smugglers, prompting their leader, the sinister Dr Caspar, to order several bungled attempts on his life. For Caspar is in reality a foreign agent with much more than mere smuggling on his mind – he has a dastardly plan to destroy the very fabric of Britain by polluting the nation’s entire water supply with a deadly poison. The country’s only hope of survival lays with – Dick Barton, Special Agent!
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Marylebone Studios, Marylebone, London
Birdham Pool, Chichester, West Sussex, England
Nine years earlier, Alfred Goulding had directed Peter Cushing in the 1939 Laurel and Hardy comedy “A Chump at Oxford”.
Details were complied viewing the actual film.
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection