1974 Certificate: pg


British murder mystery starring Francesca Annis and James Booth. A police detective investigates a murder linked to the hunt for a rare stamp.


  • Jack Cardiff


  • Nicky Henson

  • Francesca Annis

  • James Booth


The spirit of the British crime movie of the Fifties lives on in this old-fashioned thriller about the hunt for a rare stamp - the Penny Gold of the title. Jack Cardiff directs with obvious affection for a genre long past but it's hard on such distinguished players as Francesca Annis and James Booth not to have more meat on which to bite.