Dir: Kenneth Hume
Starring: Ballard Berkeley and Gretchen Franklin
While investigating an apparent suicide, a Scotland Yard detective solves a murder that occurred 27 years earlier
This short crime film was part of the Scotland Yard series, a series of 39 episodes produced by Anglo-Amalgamated between 1953 and 1961. They are short films, largely half-hour in length, that were originally made to support the main feature in a cinema double-bill. Each film focused on a true crime case, with only the names changed, and featured an introduction by the crime writer Edgar Lustgarten. Bullet from the Past was No.20 in the series. These films should not be confused with the BBC television series of the same name broadcast in 1960 which are unrelated. Bullet from the Past features shots of the concourse at London Waterloo, scenes at Guildford station with a 4 COR EMU arriving, and scenes at Godalming station. The shots at Guildford appear on Diesel & Electric on 35mm Volume One, where it is announced that they were filmed by Merton Park Studios for an ‘unknown production’. This then, was that production.