Tag Archives: David Farrar
Lilacs in the Spring (1954) Herbert Wilcox, Errol Flynn, Anna Neagle, David Farrar, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Lost / Tears for Simon (1956) Guy Green, David Farrar, David Knight, Julia Arnall, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The Small Back Room (1949) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, David Farrar, Jack Hawkins, Kathleen Byron, Drama, Romance, Thriller
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) Rudolph Maté, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar, Adventure, History, Romance
Suspected Person (1942) Lawrence Huntington, Clifford Evans, Patricia Roc, David Farrar, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Suspected Person was one of several Associated British Pathe productions released in the U.S. by PRC pictures. Clifford Evans stars as Jim Raynor, one of a trio of American bank robbers. When Raynor flees to England with the loot, he leaves his two accomplices at the mercy of the Law. Winning unexpected acquittals, the two crooks chase after Raynor – while Scotland Yard, hoping to recover the money, chases after all three. A very young Patricia Roc essays one of her first major roles as Raynor’s sister, while future “Dr. Who” William Hartnell plays a minor role.
Headline serves as a vehicle for handsome David Farrar, who in 1943 was Britain’s fastest-rising leading man. Farrar is cast as Broogle, a crime reporter who’ll do anything-ANYTHING-for a story. When the wife of the publisher disappears after witnessing a murder, Broogle ignores Scotland Yard’s warnings to “lay off” and endeavors to solve the mystery himself. The film’s best performance is rendered by BBC radio favorite Richard Goolden, cast as a self-styled “psychological” detective. While genuine journalists howled at the innacuracies in Headline, audiences ate it up.