Gideon of Scotland Yard

Gideon of Scotland Yard

Jack Hawkins
Director: John Ford Cast: Jack Hawkins
Jack Hawkins
, Dianne Foster
Dianne Foster
, Anna Lee
Anna Lee
John Ford


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Director John Ford traveled to England to film this adaptation of the novel by J.J. Maraca, which details a typical day in the busy life of a detective for Scotland Yard. Inspector George Gideon (Jack Hawkins) begins his working day by confronting one of his fellow officers who is believed to be accepting graft. The sergeant stubbornly denies the charge, but he dies later the same day in a mysterious hit-and-run accident that piques Gideon's curiosity. While confronting internal strife within Scotland Yard, Gideon also has more typical crimes to investigate, including a murder in Manchester and a burglary in London, both of which were performed by the same vicious criminal. Gideon himself becomes the victim of a holdup and is forced to take a bullet for his troubles, while on the home front he finds himself in disfavor with his family when he forgets to bring home salmon for dinner and lets his daughter's recital slip his mind. Along with Jack Hawkins, Gideon's Day features a stellar cast of British actors, including Cyril Cusack, Anna Massey, Laurence Naismith, Dianne Foster, and Billie Whitelaw. For its initial American release, Gideon's Day (also shown as Gideon of Scotland Yard) was cut from 91 minutes to a mere 54, and distributed in black and white prints instead of the original Technicolor. Fortunately, nearly all the prints currently in circulation are of the uncut, color edition.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2016
UPC: 0043396491120
Original Release: 1958
Source: Sony Mod
Region Code: A
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 22,713

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Hawkins Inspector George Gideon
Dianne Foster Joanna Delafield
Anna Lee Kate Gideon
Anna Massey Sally Gideon
Cyril Cusack Herbert "Birdie" Sparrow
Andrew Ray P.C. Simon Farnaby-Green
Laurence Naismith Arthur Sayer
James Hayter Robert Mason
Ronald Howard Paul Delafield
Howard Marion-Crawford Chief of Scotland Yard
Derek Bond Detective Sgt. Eric Kirby
Frank Lawton Detective Sgt. Liggott
John Loder Ponsford, "The Dupe"
Marjorie Rhodes Mrs. Saparelli
Michael Trubshawe Sgt. Golightly
Jack Watling Rev. Julian Small
Henry Longhurst Rev. Mr. Courtney
Michael Shepley Sir Rupert Bellamy
Nigel Fitzgerald Inspector Cameron
Robert Raglan Dawson
Maureen Potter Ethel Sparrow
Billie Whitelaw Christine
Griselda Harvey Mrs. Kirby
Malcolm Ranson Ronnie Gideon
Alan Rolfe CID Man at Hospital
Susan Richmond Aunt May
Michael O'Duffy Policeman
Bart Allison Policeman
David Aylmer Manners
Robert Bruce Defending attorney
Diana Chesney Barmaid
Donal Donnelly Feeney
Peter Godsell Jimmy
Helen Goss Woman employer
Lucy Griffiths Cashier
Gordon Harris CID man
Alastair Hunter 2nd Employee
Joan Ingram Lady Bellamy
Barry Keegan Riley, chauffeur
John Le Mesurier Prosecuting attorney
Miles Malleson Judge at Old Bailey
Charles Maunsell Walker
Derek Prentice 1st Employee
Raymond Rollett Uncle Dick
Stuart Saunders Chancery Lane policeman
Brian Smith White-Douglas
Dervis Ward Simmo
John Warwick Inspector Gillick

Technical Credits
John Ford Director,Producer
Ken Adam Art Director
T.E.B. Clarke Screenwriter
Douglas Gamley Score Composer
Michael Killanin Producer
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Ray Poulton Editor
Freddie Young Cinematographer

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