Gideon's Day (film)

Gideon's Day (originally released in the United States as Gideon of Scotland Yard) is a 1958 British-American police procedural crime film starring Jack Hawkins, Dianne Foster and Cyril Cusack. The film, which was directed by John Ford, was adapted from John Creasey's 1955 novel of the same title.[1]

Gideon's Day
US film poster with the US title
Directed byJohn Ford
Screenplay byT. E. B. Clarke
Based onGideon's Day
by John Creasey
Produced byMichael Killanin
StarringJack Hawkins
Dianne Foster
Cyril Cusack
Andrew Ray
CinematographyFreddie Young
Edited byRaymond Poulton
Music byDouglas Gamley
Distributed byColumbia Productions
Release dates
  • 21 March 1958 (1958-03-21) (London)
  • June 22, 1958 (1958-06-22) (USA)
Running time
91 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom
United States

This was the first film to feature a character named George Gideon, but Jack Hawkins had played a similar role in the British film The Long Arm two years earlier. Gideon was later played by John Gregson in the TV series Gideon's Way.

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