Stolen Assignment. Image shows from L to R: Mike Billings (John Bentley), Jenny Drew (Hy Hazell). Copyright: STUDIOCANAL.

Stolen Assignment

1955 British comedy film about journalists on a murder case. Stars John Bentley, Hy Hazell, Patrick Holt, Eddie Byrne, Joyce Carey and others.

Stolen Assignment

Comic thriller about an artist whose wife disappears, and a journalist and policeman investigating the case

John Bentley, Hy Hazell, Patrick Holt, Eddie Byrne, Joyce Carey, Kay Callard, Charles Farrell, Jessica Cairns and others
Sidney Nelson, Maurice Harrison and Kenneth Hayles
Terence Fisher
Francis A Searle

Artist Henry Crossley's wife is holidaying with her Aunt - or so he believes, until Aunt Ida arrives to find out why she hasn't turned up.

With no sign of her niece anywhere a police investigation begins, and a Sunday newspaper's crime reporter, Mike Billings, is soon also hot on the trail - followed eagerly by his colleague, society reporter Jenny Drew, bored at her tedious work and keen to work on a real story for once.

As the authorities begin questioning Henry and Ida inconsistencies and mixed stories begin to emerge on both sides; and Inspector Corcoran is none too pleased with the journalists' presence, never far behind him - and occasionally just in front.

Bounding from witness to witness, and Scotland Yard back to the country, the truth of Mrs. Crossley's disappearance must surely come to the fore; but the biggest question remains whether it'll be the police or the reporters who get there first!

Production Details

UK certificate
62 minutes
Release date
August 1955

British Lion

Production company
Black and white
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 10th April 2021 at 7:35am on TPTV

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