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The Flying Squad (1940 film)

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The Flying Squad
Directed byHerbert Brenon
Written by
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Edited by
Music byMarr Mackie
Distributed byPathé Pictures International
Release date
14 October 1940
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Flying Squad, also known as Edgar Wallace's The Flying Squad is a 1940 British crime film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Sebastian Shaw, Phyllis Brooks and Jack Hawkins.[1] It was based on a 1928 novel by Edgar Wallace, which had been previously filmed under the same title in 1929 (silent) and1932.

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Officers of the Flying Squad attempt to tackle a drug-smuggling organisation.


Critical reception

In British Sound Films: The Studio Years 1928–1959 David Quinlan rated the film as "mediocre", writing: "Not very good."[2]

TV Guide wrote, "routine stuff, just as unimaginatively done here as it was in the 1932 film of the same name".[3]


  1. ^ "The Flying Squad". British Film Institute Collections Search. Retrieved 15 November 2023.
  2. ^ Quinlan, David (1984). British Sound Films: The Studio Years 1928–1959. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd. p. 209. ISBN 0-7134-1874-5.
  3. ^ "The Flying Squad". TV Guide.

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