The Weapon

The Weapon

Director: Val Guest Cast: Steve Cochran, Lizabeth Scott, Herbert Marshall

DVD (Black & White / Wide Screen)

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The Weapon is a loose grouping of elements first seen in the 1951 British melodrama The Yellow Balloon. Jon Whitely plays a young London boy who finds a loaded gun in a blitzed-out building. He fires, accidentally shooting a playmate. Believing he's killed his friend, the boy runs away--leading to a relentlessly suspenseful climax. Though filmed in England, The Weapon was geared from the start for primarily American audiences; its producer was Hollywood's own Hal E. Chester, and its adult stars included Steve Cochran and Lizabeth Scott. The script was written by Fred Freiberger, best known to sci-fi followers as the producer of the original Star Trek's third and final season.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/20/2015
UPC: 0887090088305
Original Release: 1957
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:18:00
Sales rank: 82,766

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Cochran Mark Andrews
Lizabeth Scott Elsa Jenner
Herbert Marshall Inspector Mackenzie
Nicole Maurey Vivienne
Jon Whiteley Erik Jenner
George Cole Joshua Henry
Laurence Naismith Jamison
Stanley Maxted Colonel
Dennis Shaw Groggins
Freddy Johnson Fitzsimmons
Roland Brand Actor
Basil Dignam Actor
Felix Felton Actor
Peter Godsell Actor
Richard Goolden Actor
Frazer Hines Actor
John Horsley Johnson
Arthur Lovegrove Actor
Vivian Matalon Actor
Myrtle Reed Actor
Ryck Rydon Actor
Joan Schofield Actor
Peter Augustine Actor

Technical Credits
Val Guest Director
Frank Bevis Producer
Hal E. Chester Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Fred Freiberger Original Story,Screenwriter
Peter Rolfe Johnson Editor
James Stevens Score Composer
John Stoll Art Director
Reginald Wyer Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Weapon
1. Opening Titles
2. Elsa Jenner
3. Little Fugitive
4. One-Man Police Force
5. The Match Girl
6. The Morgue
7. Lost Boy
8. Helpful Henry

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