Australian daybill poster
|Directed by||John Baxter|
John Baxter |
Barbara K. Emary
Barbara K. Emary|
|Music by||Kennedy Russell|
|Edited by||Vi Burdon|
|Distributed by||Associated British Film Distributors (UK)|
|February 1952 (UK)|
Judgment Deferred is a 1952 British drama film directed by John Baxter and starring Hugh Sinclair, Helen Shingler and Abraham Sofaer. The film is a remake of the director's earlier film, Doss House (1933), and features an early performance from Joan Collins. It was the first production from Group 3, a company formed to encourage new young British film-makers (which later produced The Brave Don't Cry, Conflict of Wings, The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp and several other low-budget features).
- Hugh Sinclair - David Kennedy
- Helen Shingler - Kay Kennedy
- Abraham Sofaer - Chancellor
- Leslie Dwyer - Flowers
- Joan Collins - Lil Carter
- Harry Locke - Bert
- Elwyn Brook-Jones - Coxon
- Marcel Poncin - Stranger
- Martin Benson - Pierre Desportes
- Bud Flannagan - Himself
- Bransby Williams - Dad
- Michael Martin Harvey - Martin
- Harry Welchman - Doc
- Wilfred Walter - Judge
- Maire O'Neill - Mrs. O'Halloran
The Radio Times described the film as "a muddled, maudlin melodrama that feels like substandard Frank Capra done by amateur theatricals." TV Guide found the film "captivating mainly because of the novelty of the story and the many strange characters that are introduced." Sky Movies wrote "this one occasionally creaks under the strain of its longish running time but offers some striking tableaux, especially within the weird 'court' held by a crowd of criminals, eccentrics and jobless that in some ways recalls the 'jury' that proved the nemesis of Peter Lorre in Fritz Lang's classic thriller 'M'."
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- "Judgment Deferred - Sky Movies HD". Skymovies.sky.com. 2002-05-23. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
- "Judgement Deferred | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
- "Judgment Deferred Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Judgment Deferred | TVGuide.com". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-06-24.