Desperate Moment

Desperate Moment

British quad poster
Directed by Compton Bennett
Produced by George H. Brown
Written by George H. Brown
Patrick Kirwan
Based on a novel by Martha Albrand
Starring Dirk Bogarde
Mai Zetterling
Philip Friend
Music by Ronald Binge
Cinematography C.M. Pennington-Richards
Edited by John D. Guthridge
George H. Brown Productions (as Fanfare)
Distributed by General Film Distributors (Uk)
Release dates
17 March 1953 (London) (UK)
Running time
88 min.
Country UK
Language English

Desperate Moment is a 1953 British thriller film directed by Compton Bennett and starring Dirk Bogarde, Mai Zetterling and Philip Friend.[1]


A Dutchman wrongly accused of a crime goes on the run through Germany in search of the only witness who can clear him.


Critical reception

The New York Times wrote, "the sum and substance of this a great deal of panting exercise within and all over two cities, offering little about which to care"[2] whereas TV Guide found it "quite suspenseful, with Bogarde turning in an exceptionally fine performance." [3]


  1. "Desperate Moment". BFI.
  3. "Desperate Moment". TV Guide.

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