The Gentle Gunman


Directed By

Michael Relph, Basil Dearden


Basil Dearden enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Ealing Studios, both producing and directing many of their best-loved films of the 1940s and 50s.

A lesser-known gem is crime thriller The Gentle Gunman, based on the stage play by Roger McDougall (The Man in The White Suit, The Bells Go Down) and starring two titans of post-War British cinema: John Mills and Dirk Bogarde.

At the height of World War II, Terry (John Mills) and his younger brother (Dirk Bogarde) are undercover IRA foot-soldiers working in London. But While Matt is fully committed to the cause, Terry is now beginning to question their violent methods. When two fellow IRA members are arrested Terry and Matt are asked to break them out. Will Terry follow his orders or will his misgivings put the two in harms way?

John Mills, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars, Barbara Mullen, Eddie Byrne, Joseph Tomelty, Gilbert Harding, James Kenney, Liam Redmond
Other Credits

Written by Roger MacDougall, based on his play
Produced by Basil Dearden & Michael Relph

Release Date
7 March 2022
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Restoration Details

For the 2022 restoration of The Gentle Gunman, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original camera negative which was scanned and restored in 4K to produce a brand new HD master


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