Title ID 9869Collection ID694
TitleDeath Let Loose
CollectionBognor Regis Film Society
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionCrime/Detective
ThemeCine Club Film-Making
KeywordsCentral Government Law Enforcement Local Government
LocalBognor Regis
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBognor Regis Film Society
CameraBarry Hart
DirectorH.L. Guermonprez
Commissioning bodyBognor Regis Film Society
WriterMartin Jordan
CastDonald Vinten as Sir John Sinclair; Norman Martin as Detective Inspector Steel; George Row as Tommy Harker; Gay Heale as Jane Sinclair; Robin Ayres as Ivan Vronski; Joan Howard as Olga Burge; Valerie Vandernburg as Moira Price; Leslie Timms, Stanley Burgess, Gerald Cosens as The Gang; George Read as PC Brown
Other credits(Assistant Director) Vi Sinnott; (Cosmetique) Vera Bateman; (Lighting) C.Start & L Timms
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A fiction film about a scientist kidnapped by a group of Russian mobsters. A secret formula is stolen and espionage is suspected. A policeman is knocked out and later found dead on a beach. The scientist is forced to hand over the formula to the Russian mob, but a raid leads to the mob being caught in the act. This film is heavily damaged in the first part of the film.


This amateur fiction crime drama, opens with a scientist Sir John SInclair being kidnapped from his office along with his secret formula. Days pass without a trace, so the UK War Office instructs Detective Inspector Steel from Scotland Yard to work on the case, before the formula can fall into the wrong hands. Along the way DI Steel arrests Miss Price, solves the disappearance of a policeman and develops a romance with the scientist's sister Miss Sinclair.

This film has opening and closing titles/credits, and significant edge damage to the first part of the film. Following the end title a closing shot of a naval warship, and HM King George VI is seen stood in front of a Union flag with the words 'God Save the King', in tribute to the sovereign.


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