Girl in the Headlines

Girl in the Headlines
Directed by Michael Truman
Written by Patrick Campbell
Vivienne Knight
Based on novel by Laurence Payne
Starring Ian Hendry
Ronald Fraser
Jeremy Brett
Jane Asher
Music by John Addison
Cinematography Stanley Pavey
Edited by Frederick Wilson
British Lion Film Corporation
Viewfinder Films Ltd.
Distributed by Bryanston Films
Release dates
15 November 1963 (London) (UK)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Girl in the Headlines (AKA The Model Girl Murder Case ) is a 1963 British detective film directed by Michael Truman and starring Ian Hendry,[1] Ronald Fraser, Jeremy Brett and Jane Asher.[2] It is based on the novel 'The Nose on my Face' by actor Laurence Payne.[3]


Inspector Birkett and Sergeant Saunders are called in to investigate the murder of a glamorous model. It becomes apparent the girl had led a chequered life and that her acquaintances included drug dealers. Jordan Barker and Hammond Barker are reluctant to help but when the police finally make an arrest, another murder occurs in a seedy Soho Jazz café. But are the two murders connected? [4]


Critical reception

'Britmovie' called the film a "cleverly plotted thriller directed by ex-Ealing editor/producer Michael Truman...Hendry’s committed performance and Fraser’s underplayed support dominate the film as the two policemen on the case." [3]


  1. "Official Website of Ian Hendry". Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  2. "BFI | Film & TV Database | GIRL IN THE HEADLINES (1963)". 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  3. 1 2 "Girl in the Headlines 1963 | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  4. "'Girl In The Headlines' (1963)". Retrieved 2014-06-19.

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