The House of the Arrow (1953 film)

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The House of the Arrow
"The House of the Arrow" (1953 film).jpg
Australian daybill poster
Directed byMichael Anderson
Produced byVaughan N. Dean
Written byEdward Dryhurst
Based onThe House of the Arrow
by A. E. W. Mason
StarringOskar Homolka
Yvonne Furneaux
Robert Urquhart and
Music byGerald Crossman
CinematographyErwin Hillier
Edited byEdward B. Jarvis
Distributed byAssociated British-Pathé (UK)
Release date
August 1953
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The House of the Arrow is a 1953 British mystery film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Oskar Homolka, Robert Urquhart and Yvonne Furneaux. It is the fourth film version of the 1924 novel The House of the Arrow by A. E. W. Mason, featuring his French detective Inspector Hanaud.[1]


Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie wrote, "one advantage the 1953 version of House of the Arrow has over the first versions is the bluff, hearty presence of Oscar Homolka, who could entertain an audiences by reading the want ads if he so desired" ;[2] and Britmovie noted, "director Michael Anderson handles the thrills pleasantly and the noir suspense is balanced out by Hanaud’s conceited humour with fine results. Austrian actor Oscar Homolka produces a fine portrayal of Mason’s super-smug detective of the French Surete, and the rest of the Anglo-French cast provide sterling support in this well turned-out thriller."[3]


  1. ^ "The House of the Arrow (1953)". BFI. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009.
  2. ^ Hal Erickson. "The House of the Arrow (1953) - Michael Anderson - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "The House of the Arrow".

External links[edit]

The House of the Arrow at IMDb