Adventures of PC49 (1949)
Adventures of PC49
Adventure / Crime
Directed by Godfrey Grayson
Cast: Brian Reece as PC49 - Police Constable Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby
Joy Shelton as Joan Carr
Leslie Perrins as Detective Inspector Wilson
Eric Phillips as Detective Sergeant Wright
Based on a popular British radio series two movies were made, The Case of the Guardian Angel and A Case for PC49, featuring London's favorite bobby. The films present both comedy and adventure as the bumbling PC49 somehow manages to solve crimes. A combination of light comedy and sleuthing in a character who also appeared in comic strips and films as spin-offs.
The series featured Brian Reece as PC 49, Joy Shelton as his girlfriend Joan Carr, Leslie Perrins as Detective Inspector Wilson and Eric Phillips as Detective Sergeant Wright. PC 49 (Police Constable Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby) was an ordinary bobby on the beat, solving crime in the late 40's and early 50's. He worked for 'Q' Division of the Metropolitan Police. The series was a mixture of drama and light comedy, something the cast seemed to thrive on with Joan proving to be as much a bane in the lives of Wright & Wilson as PC 49 himself.