Dick Barton

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DICK BARTON: SPECIAL AGENT

Synopsis

Whilst on vacation at a small, sleepy village, an attempt is made on Special Agent Dick Barton's life... someone desperately wants him out of the way. Feigning death, Barton goes underground to investigate why and uncovers a plan to pollute Britain's entire water supply with a deadly bacteria. The pressure is on. For the criminals the stakes are high but for the nation they are deadly...

information

Year: 1948
Running Time: 1hr 10min
Directed by: Alfred Goulding
Written by: Allen Stranks, Alfred Goulding
Produced by: Henry Halstead

starring

Don Stannard
George Ford
Jack Shaw
Gillian Maud
Geoffrey Wincott
Arthur Bush
Alec Ross
Janice Lowthian

Did you know?

This film was released in the US as Dick Barton, Detective.

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Video killed the radio star?

Previously a BBC radio show, Dick Barton marked the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship with the Beeb, adapting other serials for the big screen including Quatermass.

Forward thinking

Even before Special Agent hit cinema screens Hammer began working on three sequels

INFORMATION

Running Time: 1hr, 13min.
Directed by: Geoffrey Grayson
Written by: Ambrose Grayson
Produced by: Anthony Hinds

STARRING

Don Stannard
Bruce Walker
Sebastian Cabot
Jean Lodge
James Raglan

DICK BARTON STRIKES BACK

synopsis

Throughout Britain populations of entire villages are being destroyed. Autopsies reveal that whilst their brains have shrivelled their bodies remain unaffected but the cause of these fatal deformities remains a mystery. As the annihilation intensifies Special Agent Barton uncovers a ring of international psychopathic criminals with plans to dominate the world using a terrifying weapon of mass destruction.

did you know?

The working title for this film was Dick Barton and The Silent Plague

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city to city

The marketing campaign for the films included a countrywide tour by star Don Stannard in his character's iconic car

A Villain the whole family will adore!

Strikes Back Villain Sebastian Cabot is better known as the narrator in Disney's Winnie the Pooh, The Sword in the Stone and as Bagheera in The Jungle Book

DICK BARTON AT BAY

synopsis

Special Agent Dick Barton has been assigned to recover a kidnapped professor and de-activate a death ray before catastrophe occurs and World War III is declared.

INFORMATION

Running Tim: 1hr, 8min.
Directed by: Godfrey Grayson
Written by: Ambrose Grayson, J.C. Budd, E. Trechmann
Produced by: Henry Halsted

STARRING

Don Stannard
Tamara Desni
George Ford

A very sad end

A fourth film titled Dick Barton in Africa was scheduled to film in 1951. Unfortunately, on the way back from At Bay's wrap party star Don Stannard was involved in a car accident and died at the scene.

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