Crime novelist Philip Chance is commissioned by his publisher to write the biography of Martin Teckman, a young airman who crashed and died whilst testing a new plane. From the moment he arrives home, however, Chance is beset by a series of ‘accidents’ leaving him in no doubt that there are people who do not want Teckman’s past investigated…
Oscar nominee Margaret Leighton, John Justin, Roland Culver and Michael Medwin star in this British noir Cold War thriller involving another intriguing case for Philip Chance, the fictional crime writer created by phenomenally successful novelist and Paul Temple creator Francis Durbridge.
Co-scripted by Durbridge and directed by the award-winning Wendy Toye, The Teckman Mystery is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, with its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
The British Film
The British Film collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal, one of Europe’s leading distribution and production companies. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers, affirming Network Distributing’s commitment to classic British cinema.
Titles include significant works from studios including Associated Talking Pictures, Ealing Studios, London Films, British Lion, Associated British Picture Corporation and EMI from the Studiocanal archive.