Paul Temple And The Toff. The Collection




Fully restored from the original elements,


We bring you the first four Paul Temple films ever made: Calling Paul Temple,
Send for Paul Temple, Paul Temple’s Triumph and Bombay Waterfront, plus a selection of fantastic extras!
Paul Temple’s Triumph
A Nettlefold Film production directed in 1950
by Maclean Rogers. Starring John Bentley and
Dinah Sheridan, with Jack Livesey, Bruce Seton and
Joseph O’Conor, known for ‘Oliver!’. Temple is on the
hunt for a sinister crime organisation, who are trying
to steal atomic secrets and have kidnapped a
prominent scientist.
Send for Paul Temple
Directed in 1946 by John Argyle, starring Anthony
Hulme as Temple, and Joy Shelton with Tamara
Desni, Jack Raine and Beatrice Varley. Scotland
Yard needs help with tracking down a gang of
diamond robbers. Temple suspects foul play, and
with the help of, reporter Louise Harvey – known
as ‘Steve’ – he discovers the truth.
Calling Paul Temple
Directed in 1948 by Maclean Rogers, starring
John Bentley with Dinah Sheridan. Scotland Yard
calls upon Temple to investigate a series of
murders. A dead woman has been found
on a train, the name ‘Rex’ written on the
window-blind. Temple must act fast before ‘Rex’
kills again. Featuring extensive location work
in Canterbury.
Bombay Waterfront
Directed in 1952 by Maclean Rogers, AKA
‘Paul Temple Returns’. Starring John Bentley
and Patricia Dainton, with Valentine
Dyall, Robert Urquhart and Christopher
Lee. Last of the Paul Temple films, in
which the amateur detective and novelist
Paul Temple, with wife Steve, investigate
a series of gruesome murders.
Bombay Waterfront Trailer
Two minute trailer for the final Paul
Temple film, Bombay Waterfront.

Hammer the Toff
A 1952 British Crime film, starring John Bentley and Patricia
Dainton, directed by Maclean Rogers. A classy crime movie
portrayed with humour and romance; upper class sleuth Richard
Rollison – ‘The Toff’ – solves a kidnap case involving a young lady
he meets on a train and a secret formula, clearing an innocent
man in the process.
Salute the Toff
Based on the 1941 novel, directed by Maclean Rogers
in 1952. Sixth in the series featuring upper class sleuth,
Richard Rollison, ‘The Toff’. Starring John Bentley and
Carol Marsh, with Valentine Dyall, Arthur Hill and
Shelagh Fraser. Now restored to its full glory, the film is
a tale of abduction and murder.
Talkies – Patricia Dainton (21 min)
Patricia Dainton reminisces about her career in films,
including Paul Temple, The Dancing Years, The House in
Marsh Road, Dancing with Crime and many more.
Mrs Pym of Scotland Yard
A 1939 detective drama featuring a female lead, played by Mary
Clare and directed by Fred Elles (Ellis). Nigel Patrick co-stars and
Irene Handl makes an appearance. Clare plays the eccentric
Mrs Pym in this well-written, eerily atmospheric film which tells
the story of a series of murders of people who all visited the
same medium.
Walter the Sleuth
1927 Comedy drama, directed by and starring
Walter Forde with Pauline Peters and George Foley.
One of a series of ‘Walter’ comedies made throughout the
1920s. Walter poses as a detective to impress his girlfriend
and has to fend off thieves who want to steal her father’s
valuable diamond, hidden on his houseboat.
Inside the Room
Directed in 1935 by Leslie Hiscott of Mr Pastry fame.
French sleuth Pierre Santos is played by Austin Trevor,
with performances by George Hayes, Dorothy Boyd, Brian
Buchel and Robert Horton. French detective Pierre Santos
investigates a murder, apparently perpetrated by a popular
singer. Clues are found in the diary notes of a dead woman.
Austin Trevor was also the first actor to portray Hercule Poirot
on screen.

Additional information

Weight 0.185 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 2.5 cm