Town on Trial

Town on Trial (1957)

The Secrets and Scandals of a Whole Town Shocked Into the Open...As the Nylon-Stocking Killer Runs Amok!

  • Genre: Mystery, Crime
  • Release Date: 1957-08-01
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 19 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Marksman Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: John Guillermin
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From 19 Ratings


When an attractive young girl is murdered, suspicion falls on several members of the local tennis club. It falls to Police Inspector Halloran to sort out all the red herrings, and finally after a confrontation at the top of the local church spire, arrest the culprit. Another fascinating look at what life was like in Britain during the 50's.

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  • John Mills

    as Supt. Mike Halloran
  • Charles Coburn

    as Dr. John Fenner
  • Barbara Bates

    as Elizabeth Fenner
  • Derek Farr

    as Mark Roper
  • Alec McCowen

    as Peter Crowley (as Alec Mc Cowen)
  • Fay Compton

    as Mrs. Crowley
  • Geoffrey Keen

    as Charles Dixon
  • Margaretta Scott

    as Helen Dixon
  • Meredith Edwards

    as Police Sgt. Rogers
  • Harry Locke

    as Police Sgt. Beale
  • Raymond Huntley

    as Dr. Reese
  • Harry Fowler

    as Leslie (Bandleader)
  • Maureen Connell

    as Mary Roper
  • Magda Miller

    as Molly Stevens
  • Newton Blick

    as Asst. Commissioner Beckett
  • Oscar Quitak

    as David
  • Totti Truman Taylor

    as Mrs. Gerrard
  • Grace Arnold

    as Club Committee Woman
  • Elizabeth Seal

    as 'Fiona' / Fiona Dixon
Directing John Guillermin Director
Writing Robert Westerby Writer
Writing Ken Hughes Writer
Production Maxwell Setton Producer
Sound Tristram Cary Original Music Composer
Camera Basil Emmott Director of Photography
Editing Max Benedict Editor
Art John Elphick Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Eric Carter Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Bobbie Smith Hairstylist