The Mirror and Markheim (1954)

28m, 2,512 feet
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

A British fantasy film directed by John Lemont. Originally made as the pilot for a television series that was never made but released theatrically in the UK. It was eventually shown on television as part of The Errol Flynn Theatre under the title The Evil Thoughts.

Plot Summary

A man who is planning to murder a pawnbroker receives a mysterious visitor who tries to show him the error of his ways.


Director: John Lemont
Motley Films
Producer: Norman Williams
Screenplay: John Lemont
Story: Robert Louis Stevenson
Studio: Nettlefold Studios

Marius Goring (host)
Philip Saville (Markheim)
Arthur Lowe (Arthur Henry)
Christopher Lee (visitant)
Lloyd Lamble (Kelly)
Ruth Sheil (maid)

Alternative Titles

The Errol Flynn Theatre: The Evil Thoughts – US television title