Crook's Tour (1941)
An unofficial sequel to the Hitchcock film The Lady Vanishes (1938).
The film was based on the six-part 1940 BBC Radio series, broadcast between 23/02/1940 and 28/Mar/1940.
Charters (Basil Radford) and Caldicott (Naunton Wayne) are touring the Middle East. After visiting Saudi Arabia they find themselves in Baghdad where they are mistaken by a group of German spies for the messengers who are to carry a song record by beautiful singer La Palermo (Greta Gynt) which contains secret instructions of the German Intelligence. Realizing their error, the German spies follow Charters and Caldicott to Istanbul and Budapest, trying to eliminate them and retrieve the record.
- black and white
- sound mix: mono
- aspect ratio: 1.33:1
- running time: 80 minutes
- production studio: Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors
The film is included on the following releases:
- The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Criterion Collection (USA, 2007)
- The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Criterion Collection (Blu-ray, USA, 2011)
Cast and Crew
People listed in bold also worked on (or appeared in) a Hitchcock film or television programme...
- Basil Radford - Charters
- Naunton Wayne - Caldicott
- Greta Gynt - La Palermo
- Abraham Sofaer - Ali
- Charles Oliver - Sheik
- Gordon McLeod - Rossenger
- Bernard Rebel - Klacken
- Cyril Gardiner - K.7.
- Morris Harvey - Waiter
- Noel Hood - Edith Charters
- Leo de Pokorny - Hotel Manager
- Cyril Chamberlain - American (uncredited)
- Finlay Currie - Tourist on Desert Bus (uncredited)
- Peter Gawthorne - Bit Role (uncredited)
- Andreas Malandrinos - Nightclub Manager (uncredited)
- Patricia Medina - Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
- Jack Melford - Desert Bus Tour Guide (uncredited)
- Charles Rolfe - Manservant at Castle (uncredited)
- Bill Shine - Bit Role (uncredited)
- Barbara K. Emary - adaptation
- Sidney Gilliat & Frank Launder - characters (uncredited)
- Max Kester & John Watt - original story
Notes & References
- See Project Genome: BBC Radio Times Archive. The series was repeated in August 1941.