A Shot in the Dark (1933)

UK, 1933
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

A British borderline horror film directed by George Pearson.

Plot Summary

A miser commits suicide but Reverend John Malcolm suspects that there might be more to the death than meets the eye.


Director: George Pearson
Real Art
Producers: Julius Hagen, H. Fowler Mear
Script: H. Fowler Mead
Novel: Gerard Fairlie

Dorothy Boyd (Alaris Browne)
O.B. Clarence (Reverend John Malvolm)
Jack Hawkins (Norman Paull)
Russell Thorndike (Dr Stuart)
Michael Shepley (Vivien Waugh)
Davy Burnaby (Colonel Michael Browne)
A. Bromley Davenport (Peter Browne)
Hugh E. Wright (George Yarrow)
Henrietta Watson (Angela Browne)



  • Kinematograph Weekly no.1385 (2 November 1933)
  • The Picturegoer vol.3 no.148 (24 March 1934) p.36


  • British Sound Films: The Studio Years 1928-1959 by David Quinlan p.145 – credits, synopsis
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.20
  • RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929-1956 by Michael R. Pitts p.285-286