Dir: Peter Duffell
Starring: Geoffrey Keen and Norma Parnell
Scotland Yard detectives investigate a baffling murder linked to a dog racing scandal
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 They are short films, largely half-hour in length, that were originally made to support the main feature in a cinema double-bill.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. The Silent Weapon was No.35 in the series. These films should not be confused with the BBC television series of the same name broadcast in 1960 which are unrelated. The Silent Weapon features a brief shot of the frontage to Morden Underground station, which had also appeared in film No.30 – The Unseeing Eye.