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T.9744 (9 reel 9.5mm sound release by Pathéscope March 1954) "CALLING PAUL TEMPLE" GB June1948 Dir: Maclean Rogers -------------------- A Nettlefold Films Production 92mins B/W Cert "A" Produced by: Ernest G. Roy (Approx 75mins on 9.5mm) Distributed by: Butchers Film Service Filmed at Nettlefold Studios, Walton-On-Thames, England (UK) Location filming around Canterbury, England (UK) Based on the Radio Thriller by: Francis Durbridge Screenplay by: Francis Durbridge, A. R. Rawlinson, Kathleen Butler Director of Photography: Geoffrey Faithfull Camera Work: A. Grant Art Director: C. H. Gilbert Film Editor: Ted Richards Production Manager: E. S. Laurie Continuity: J. Faithfull Assistant Director: John Moxey Wardrobe: M. Arbuthnot Make-up Artist: G. Partleton Sound Recordist: J. Myers Musical Director: Percival Mackey Songs by: Sid Colin & Steve Race and Steve & Bunti Race
Celia Lipton John Bentley & Dinah Sheridan
Cast: John Bentley .......... Paul Temple Dinah Sheridan ........ Steve Temple Margareeta Scott ...... Mrs Trevellyan Abraham Sofaer ........ Dr Kohima Celia Lipton .......... Norma Rice Jack Raine ............ Sir Graham Forbes Alan Wheatley ...,,.... Edward Lathom Hugh Pryse ............ Wilfred Davies John McLaren .......... Leo Brent Michael Golden ........ Frank Chester Ian MacLean ........... Inspector Crane Shaym Bahadur ......... Rikki Merle Tottenham ....... Millie Mary Midwinter ........ Carol Reagan George Merritt ........ Ticket Inspector Wally Patch ........... Spider Williams Hugh Miller ........... Doctor Marion Taylor ......... Esther van Ralston Original numbers sung by Celia Lipton "Lady On the Loose" by Sid Colin & Steve Race "What's Cookin' In Cabaret" by Steve & Bunti Race
Mystery serial killer "Rex" murders a woman on the Canterbury Express Train. Cabaret singer Norma Rice tries to reveal his identity to amateur detective Paul Temple, but is killed during a performance at the Pompadour Club. Temple, together with his wife Steve and Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard, discovers "Rex" is a blackmailer and must be one of a small group of suspects. More murders follow before the villian is unmasked.
Maurice Trace article in the Group 9.5 magazine No.70 dated Summer 1992
See the start of "Calling Paul Temple" on You Tube: http://youtu.be/MhD_RkzAosQ (including the song "Lady On the Loose" missing from the 9.5mm print)
"Calling Paul Temple" is now on a Renown DVD (try Renown, Moviemail, UK Amazon etc.)
Notes: 1. Based on the BBC Radio serial "Send For Paul Temple Again" (1945) by Francis Durbridge. This was reworked and broadcast during 1968 as "Paul Temple and the Alex Affair" when, among the changes, the mystery villian changed from "Rex" to "Alex" and the "Girl In Grey" became the "Girl In Brown". A novel based on the original radio script appeared in 1948, written by Durbridge with Charles Hatton. 2. Four Paul Temple films were made and three are on 9.5mm sound. This is number two in the series and the first to star John Bentley as the detective. He revealed that, on the same day, he was offered both this part and also the lead in a Dick Barton movie. John opted for Temple because he felt it might be better made, particularly having a longer shooting schedule.
3. Pathéscope omitted the first musical number "Lady On the Loose" from the 9.5mm release and cut the opening of the second. In addition they left out a sequence in Canterbury where Steve first tracks a suspect and then the Temples take a boat trip on the river. Also gone is a section towards the end set in the offices of Walter Ayrton.
(Extra Info gratefully sourced from Maurice Trace)
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