Never Look Back (1952 film)

Never Look Back
Directed by Francis Searle
Produced by Michael Carreras
Written by John Hunter
Guy Morgan
Francis Searle
Starring Rosamund John
Hugh Sinclair
Guy Middleton
Henry Edwards
Music by Temple Abady
Cinematography Reginald H. Wyer
Edited by John Ferris
Distributed by Exclusive Films
Release dates
26 May 1952
Running time
73 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Never Look Back is a 1952 British drama film directed by Francis Searle and starring Rosamund John, Hugh Sinclair and Guy Middleton.[1] The screenplay concerns a newly appointed female barrister whose career is threatened by a former lover.[2] It was made by Hammer Films at the Mancunian Studios in Manchester.[3][4]


Anne Maitland is the King's Counsel who receives an unexpected late-night visit from ex-boyfriend Guy Ransome (Middleton). When Ransome is then accused of murdering his mistress on the same night, Anne takes on his defense. In a court battle against Nigel Stewart, a barrister who is madly in love with her, Maitland clears Ransome of murder by disclosing her earlier relationship with him, and that he was staying in her flat on the night of the crime. However, when it is discovered that Ransome did commit the murder, Maitland's reputation is in tatters. But this failure leaves her finally able to marry Nigel Stewart when he is no longer a professional threat.[5]


Critical reception

TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, and wrote, "the British legal system is invested with enough romantic drama to rival a soap opera in this intriguing thriller."[6]



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