Behind the Headlines (1956 film)

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Behind the Headlines
Directed by Charles Saunders
Produced by Guido Coen
Written by Robert Chapman (novel)
Allan MacKinnon
Starring Paul Carpenter
Adrienne Corri
Hazel Court
Alfie Bass
Music by Stanley Black
Cinematography Geoffrey Faithfull
Edited by Margery Saunders
Kenilworth Film Productions
Distributed by Rank Organisation
Release dates
July 1956
Running time
65 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Behind the Headlines is a 1956 British crime film directed by Charles Saunders and starring Paul Carpenter, Adrienne Corri, Hazel Court and Alfie Bass.[1] A male and female journalist join forces to hunt down a murderer. It was based on the novel Behind the Headlines by Robert Chapman.


Paul Banner used to be an US reporter working in London. Recently he has gone freelance, leaving his paper so that he can focus more on chasing down facts and selling his stories once he gets them, no more deadlines or misguided editors to divert his attention. When showgirl Nina Duke is murdered the press are all harrying the police for statements and facts but Banner hangs back and does a little work of his own to uncover the story. Nina, it transpires, was in jail for blackmail previously so it is possible that this was why she was killed, however can Banner get the story that the police cannot?[2]



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  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

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