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Dick Barton at Bay

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Dick Barton at Bay

Dick Barton at Bay
Directed by Godfrey Grayson
Produced by Henry Halstead
Written by Ambrose Grayson
Starring Don Stannard
Music by Rupert Grayson
Frank Spencer
Cinematography Stanley Clinton
Edited by Max Brenner
Distributed by Exclusive Films
Release dates 2 October 1950
Running time 68 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Dick Barton Strikes Back is a 1950 British film about special agent Dick Barton. It was the second of three films that Hammer Film Productions made about the British agent, although it was the last released.


Captain Richard 'Dick' Barton and his wartime college; 'Snowey' White, are quickly assigned to recover a kidnapped scientist and de-activate a death ray before national catastrophe triggers World War III with Great Britain at the heart of Hell...

Cast Notes

Patrick Macnee has a small role in the support cast.


The film's title during production was Dick Barton vs the Death Ray. A fourth Barton film was scheduled, Dick Barton in Africa, but Don Stannard was killed in a car crash driving back from the wrap party and Hammer elected not to continue the series.[1]


Dick Baron at Bay currently holds an average two and a half star rating (5.3/10) on IMDb.


  1. ^ Bruce G. Hallenbeck, British Cult Cinema: Hammer Fantasy and Sci-Fi, Hemlock Books 2011 p46

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