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Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It


Gordon Harker and Alastair Sim are policemen from Scotland Yard who get on the track of a fifth column.

Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It is a 1941 British detective film directed by Walter Forde and starring Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Phyllis Calvert and Edward Chapman (actor). It was the third and final film adaptation of the Inspector Hornleigh stories.
It was released in America by 20th-Century Fox under the title Mail Train.

Plot summary

Hornleigh and Sergeant Bingham join the army in an effort to uncover a ring of German spies.<></>


  • Gordon Harker as Inspector Hornleigh
  • Alastair Sim as Sergeant Bingham
  • Phyllis Calvert as Mrs. Wilkinson
  • Edward Chapman (actor) as Mr. Blenkinsop
  • Charles Oliver (actor) as Dr. Wilkinson
  • Raymond Huntley as Dr. Kerbishley
  • Percy Walsh as Inspector Blow
  • David Horne (actor) as Commissioner
  • Peter Gawthorne as Colonel
  • Wally Patch as Sergeant Major
  • Betty Jardine as Daisy
  • O. B. Clarence as Professor Mackenzie
  • John Salew as Mr. Tomboy
  • Cyril Cusack as Postal Sorter
  • Bill Shine as Hotel Porter
  • Sylvia Cecil
  • Edward Underdown
  • Marie Makine
  • Richard Cooper (actor)


  • "The Beer Barrel Polka" (Written by Lew Brown, Wladimir A. Timm, Jaromir Vejvoda & Vasek Zeman)
  • "Jungle Lullaby" (Written by Art Noel, Don Pelosi and John Rivers)

Category:1941 films
Category:1940s crime drama films
Category:British films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Detective films
Category:Films directed by Walter Forde
Category:British crime drama films


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