The House of the Arrow (1953 film)
|The House of the Arrow|
|Directed by||Michael Anderson|
|Produced by||Vaughan N. Dean|
|Written by||Edward Dryhurst|
|Based on||The House of the Arrow|
by A. E. W. Mason
Robert Urquhart and
|Music by||Gerald Crossman|
|Edited by||Edward B. Jarvis|
|Distributed by||Associated British-Pathé (UK)|
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.
- Oskar Homolka - Inspector Hanaud
- Robert Urquhart - Jim Frobisher
- Yvonne Furneaux - Betty Harlowe
- Josephine Griffin - Ann Upcott
- Harold Kasket - Boris Wabersky
- Pierre Lefevre - Detective Maurice Thevenet
- Pierre Chaminade - Detective Moreau
- Jacques Cey - Police Commissaire Giradot
- Keith Pyott - Gaston, the butler
- Andrea Lea - Francine, the maid
- Rene Leplay - Hanaud's Clerk
- Anthony Nicholls - Lawyer Jarrett
- Ruth Lodge - Nurse Jeanne Baudin
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" ; 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."
- "The House of the Arrow (1953)". BFI. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009.
- Hal Erickson. "The House of the Arrow (1953) - Michael Anderson - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- "The House of the Arrow". britmovie.co.uk.