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Bullet from the Past (1957)

While investigating an attempted homicide, a Scotland Yard detective solves a murder that occurred 27 years earlier.


Kenneth Hume


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edgar Lustgarten Edgar Lustgarten ... Himself - Narrated by
Ballard Berkeley ... Inspector Berkeley
Duncan McIntyre Duncan McIntyre ... Inspector Reynolds
Donovan Winter Donovan Winter ... Sergeant Scott
Robert Sansom Robert Sansom ... Mr. Ross
Philippa Hiatt Philippa Hiatt ... Mrs. Ross (as Philippa Hyatt)
John Kidd ... Mr. Grant
Lilian Harrison Lilian Harrison ... Mrs. Grant
Lionel Newbold Lionel Newbold ... Ballistics Expert (Richard Gordon)
Gretchen Franklin Gretchen Franklin ... Mrs. Roper
Michael Duffield Michael Duffield ... Fingerprint Expert
Stephen Jack Stephen Jack ... Police Surgeon
Bernard Goldman Bernard Goldman ... Mr. Grabowitsch
Rita Webb Rita Webb ... Laundry Manageress
Priscilla Ogier Priscilla Ogier ... Agnes


While investigating an attempted homicide, a Scotland Yard detective solves a murder that occurred 27 years earlier.

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Crime | Short







Release Date:

January 1957 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Casebook: The Case of the Bullet from the Past See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Merton Park Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bizarre moment roughly five minutes into the film when Inspector Reynolds enters the pathologist's lab and playfully wiggles the corpse's big toe. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: Another action-thriller in the celebrated series written around the work of SCOTLAND YARD. See more »


Referenced in Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008) See more »


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Thriller Showing the pervasive Influence of the Past
18 February 2018 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

One aspect that distinguished the SCOTLAND YARD thrillers was the seemingly endless focus on the past and how it influenced the present. in this episode a detective (Ballard Berkeley] solved a 27-year-old murder, which gives a good excuse for the thriller to most so out London's less-than-salubrious areas in search of clues. Berkeley gives a strong performance completely different from his most famous role as the Major in FAWLTY TOWERS.

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