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Title of the Film DESPERATE MOMENT
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1953
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 88
Length (in meters) 2415
Colour b/w
Genre Thriller, Drama
Based on/Source Eponymous novel by Martha Albrand
Production Companies Fanfare
Producer(s) George H. Brown
Director Compton Bennett
Cast Dirk Bogarde, Mai Zetterling, Philip Friend, Albert Lieven, Frederick Wendhausen, Carl Jaffe, Gerard Heinz, Walter Rilla, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Ferdy Mayne, Paul Hardtmuth
Literature Paul Ridgway: Berlin Star-Lift. Picturegoer, 8 November 1952
Kinematograph Weekly, 19 March 1953
Jewish Chronicle, 20 March 1953
Spectator, 20 March 1953
Times, 23 March 1953
Variety, 25 March 1953
Punch, 1 April 1953
Picturegoer, 18 April 1953
Monthly Film Bulletin, May 1953
New York Times, 1 September 1953
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