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Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

It comes as no surprise when Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant, Sergeant Bingham, go to enjoy the winds and rains on their annual seaside vacation, when they run into a "busman's holiday." One of their fellow boarders at Balmoral Guest...See moreIt comes as no surprise when Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant, Sergeant Bingham, go to enjoy the winds and rains on their annual seaside vacation, when they run into a "busman's holiday." One of their fellow boarders at Balmoral Guest House, Captain Fraser of the Royal Navy, goes out one dismal night, with his pet terrier, and is found crushed and burned to death, in his wrecked roadster at the foot of a cliff. Hornleigh and Bingham, residing at Brighthaven incognito and the last people to see Fraser,are taken into custody by the local police. It was impossible to identify the charred body and the dog is missing. Hornleigh, suspecting murder, identifies himself and goes to work on the case. Hornleigh proves that the crash was neither suicide nor accident, and that the body is not Fraser, despite an identifying tattoo on the back of the hand. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Sidney Gilliat | Leonard Reginald Gribble (novel "Stolen Death") (as Leo Grex) | Frank Launder | J.O.C. Orton | John P. Wynn (character) (as Hans Wolfgang Priwin)
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Updated Oct 4, 1939

Release date
Dec 1, 1939 (United States)

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25 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Gordon Harker
Inspector Hornleigh Inspector Hornleigh   See fewer
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Alastair Sim
Sergeant Bingham Sergeant Bingham   See fewer
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Linden Travers
Miss Angela Meadows Miss Angela Meadows   See fewer
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Wally Patch
Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
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Edward Chapman
Captain Edwin Fraser Captain Edwin Fraser   See fewer
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Philip Leaver
Bradfield Bradfield   See fewer
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Kynaston Reeves
Dr. Manners Dr. Manners   See fewer
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John Turnbull
Chief Constable Chief Constable   See fewer
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Wyndham Goldie
Sir George Winbeck Sir George Winbeck   See fewer
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Cyril Conway
Minor Role Minor Role   See fewer
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Eileen Bell
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cecil Bevan
Man In Solicitor's Office (uncredited) Man In Solicitor's Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Bull
Radio Ham Operator (uncredited) Radio Ham Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Carson
Chief Superintendent (uncredited) Chief Superintendent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Denison
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Derek Farr
Bridge Club Member (uncredited) Bridge Club Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Glyn-Jones
Alfred (uncredited) Alfred (uncredited)   See fewer
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Morland Graham
Griggle (uncredited) Griggle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irene Handl
Boarder (uncredited) Boarder (uncredited)   See fewer
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Betty Jardine
Alfred's Girlfriend (uncredited) Alfred's Girlfriend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Megs Jenkins
Freda - The Maid (uncredited) Freda - The Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Jerrold
Mrs. Adeline Bracer (uncredited) Mrs. Adeline Bracer (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Keir
Boarder (uncredited) Boarder (uncredited)   See fewer
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Laurence Kitchin
Solicitor's Clerk (uncredited) Solicitor's Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beatrice Varley
Mrs. Mooney (uncredited) Mrs. Mooney (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 144 votes