The Missing Million

The Missing Million
Directed by Philip Brandon
Produced by Hugh Perceval
Written by Edgar Wallace (novel)
James Seymour
Starring Linden Travers
John Warwick
Patricia Hilliard
John Stuart
Music by Percival Mackey
Cinematography Stephen Dade
Edited by Walter Jentzsch
Signet Films
Distributed by Associated British Film Distributors
Release dates
March 1942
Running time
84 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Missing Million is a 1942 British crime film directed by Philip Brandon and starring Linden Travers, John Warwick and Patricia Hilliard.[1] It is adapted from a novel by Edgar Wallace. A millionaire is persecuted by a criminal gang.


When millionaire-about-town Rex Walton (Ivan Brandt) mysteriously vanishes on the eve of his wedding, a chain of strange, violent events is set in motion. Intrepid Joan Walton (Linden Travers) assists Inspector Dicker (John Stuart) in the search for her brother. The main suspect is notorious criminal The Panda ("The Prince of Blackmailers").


The film was shot at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith with sets designed by Andrew Mazzei.


Critical reception

TV Guide called it a "routine second feature";[2] while Noirish wrote, "this is a very, very workaday comedy thriller, with most of the action being played as light entertainment and one character—the tiresomely misogynistic safecracker Nobby Knowles (Victor)—being played strictly for laughs".[3]


  1. "The Missing Million". BFI.
  2. "The Missing Million".
  3. "Missing Million, The (1942)". Noirish.

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