Dancing with Crime

Dancing with Crime

Dancing with Crime is a 1947 British film noir film directed by John Paddy Carstairs, starring Richard Attenborough, Barry K. Barnes and Sheila Sim. It was shot at Southall Studios with sets designed by the art director Andrew Mazzei.


Boyhood friends and comrades in the Army, Ted Peters (Richard Attenborough) and Dave Robinson (Bill Owen) are back in civvies. Ted becomes a taxi driver and hopes to marry Joy Goodall (Sheila Sim), a pretty chorus girl. Dave, seeking easy money, joins a gang which has its headquarters in a suburban palais-de-danse. The gang is headed by a man called Gregory (Barry Jones), and includes Paul Baker (Barry K. Barnes), and petty crooks Sniffy and Pogson. Ted refuses to join them.

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    contentLocation London
    director John Paddy Carstairs
    editor Eily Boland
    genre crime
    keywords boyhood friend chorus girl civvies easy money taxi driver
    musicBy Benjamin Frankel
    producer James Carter
    productionCompany Coronet Films
    publisher Paramount British Pictures
    theme film noir