y Mr. Denning Drives North single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1950 1950
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Abstract

'A thriller novel later turned into a screenplay in which the eponymous Mr Denning murders a blackmailer with whom his daughter has fallen in love and, in panic, dumps the body in a lonely rural area.' (The Bibliography of Australasian Judaica 1788-2008, p. 12)

Adaptations

form y Mr Denning Drives North Alec Coppel , United Kingdom (UK) : London Film Productions , 1952 single work film/TV crime thriller

A largely negative review in the London Times offered the following synopsis:

'That brilliant aircraft designer Tom Denning (Mr. Mills) clearly has something on his mind and spends more time pouring out drinks than working at his drawing-board, but the secret and the suspense are kept artfully in being and the audience, like a small child listening to a story, is anxious to know what is going to happen next. And it knows, by the sacred pen of Conan Doyle, it knows! Tom has committed a murder, knocking out his daughter's blackmailing lover (Mr. Herbert Lom) by a neat upper-cut with the result that the man hits his head against the grate and promptly expires. Suspension of belief is a favour asked by, and freely bestowed on, all kinds of murder stories, but the stories, on their side, are expected to put as little strain on credulity as possible; the slow, lengthy flashback which shows Tom disposing of the body is one long strain on credulity which shatters patience and the film into fragments.'

Source:

'New Films in London. Strain on Credulity', The Times, 24 December 1951, p.2.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Other imprints include: US - NY: Dutton, 1951.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Harrap , 1950 .
      Extent: 269p.
Language: French
    • Paris,
      c
      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Gallimard , 1953 .
      Alternative title: L'assasin revient toujours
      Extent: 183p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Number 172 in Série noire.
      • '(Mr. Denning drives north). Adapté de l'anglais par J.G. Marquet'.
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