Main title from The Long Arm (1956) (5). Story by Robert Barr

The Long Arm


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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama, Mystery | 1h 36min |
| Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison | Director: Charles Frend
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A Scotland Yard superintendent solves a series of robberies

Scotland Yard’s most baffling case


British actor Jack Hawkins wears a jacket and tie
Detective-Superintendent Tom Halliday
John Stratton
Detective-Sergeant Ward
Dorothy Alison
Mary Halliday
Michael Brooke
Tony Halliday
Photograph of British actor, Sam Kydd (1)
Police Constable in Information Room
Glyn Houston
Detective-Sergeant in ‘Q’ car
Richard Leech
‘Nightwatchman’ / Gilson
Newton Blick
Deputy Commander
Photograph of English actor, Geoffrey Keen (1)
Chief-Superintendent Jim Malcolm
Peter Burton
George Rose
Arthur Rigby
Detective-Inspector at Chester
Ralph Truman
Colonel Blenkinsop
Ian Bannen
The Young Workman – Stanley James
Maureen Davis
The Young Workman’s Wife – Mrs James
John Warwick
Detective-Inspector at Shipping Office
Joss Ambler
Cashier at Shipping Office
Barry Keegan
Detective-Constable in Hospital Ward
Alec McCowen
House Surgeon
Harry Locke
Secondhand Dealer
Nicholas Parsons
Police Constable Bates
Warwick Ashton
Newspaper Circulation Manager
Ursula Howells
Mrs Elliot / Mrs Gilson
David Davies
Welsh Police Constable
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Good straightforward police thriller with careful detail. (Halliwell’s)


Main title from The Long Arm (1956) (5). Story by Robert Barr
Main title from The Long Arm (1956) (4). Jack Hawkins in
Main title from The Long Arm (1956) (3). Michael Balcon production. Released through J Arthur Rank Film Distributors Limited
Main title from The Long Arm (1956) (2). An Ealing Studios
Main title from The Long Arm (1956) (1). The Rank Organisation presents


Charles Frend
Michael Balcon
Janet Green
Writer (screenplay)
Robert Barr
Writer (story)


Ealing Studios
Production company
J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors
Distribution company