Paul Temple Collection

  |  Buy to Own: 28/11/2011
  |  318 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Collection of four British crime dramas based on the fictional character created by Francis Durbridge. In 'Send for Paul Temple' (1946) Anthony Hulme stars as Paul Temple, the crime writer who occasionally lends his services to Scotland Yard. When a spate of deadly robberies breaks out across the nation, a Scotland Yard detective and friend of Temple's comes to visit him - and is found dead a short time later, apparently having committed suicide. As Temple takes up the investigation, he comes into contact with the woman who will eventually become his wife, the dead man's sister, Steve (Joy Shelton). In 'Calling Paul Temple' (1948) a serial killer is disposing of the patients Dr. Kohima (Abraham Sofaer) has been treating for anxiety and Temple (John Bentley) is drafted in to work on the case. In 'Paul Temple's Triumph' (1950) the crime writer and his wife, Steve (Dinah Sheridan), investigate the kidnapping of a scientist whose plans for an atomic weapon have been stolen by a gang of criminals. Finally, in 'Paul Temple Returns' (1952), while on holiday in New York the amateur detective learns of a number of murders terrorising his homeland. Despite being warned by the culprit not to get involved, Temple wastes no time in attempting to solve the case.