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Dial 999 (1938 film)

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Dial 999
Directed byLawrence Huntington
Written byErnest Dudley
Gerald Elliott
Lawrence Huntington
Produced byEdward Dryhurst
StarringJohn Longden
Elizabeth Kent
Neville Brook
CinematographyStanley Grant
Edited byPeter Tanner
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
27 June 1938
Running time
46 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Dial 999 is a 1938 British crime film directed by Lawrence Huntington and starring John Longden, Elizabeth Kent and Neville Brook. It was made as a quota quickie by 20th Century Fox at Wembley Studios.[1] The film's title aimed to capitalize on the recent introduction of the emergency telephone number 999.[2]


  • John Longden as Bill Waring
  • Elizabeth Kent as Margot Curtis
  • Neville Brook as Hicks
  • Ian Fleming as Sir Edward Rigg
  • Paul Neville as Inspector Morris
  • Ivan Wilmot as Gelder
  • Victor Hagen as Brandon
  • Cecil Bishop as Baker
  • Howard Douglas as Davis
  • Joe Mott as Lang
  • Paul Sheridan as Mario


  1. ^ Chibnall p.293
  2. ^ Chibnall p.106


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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