Crossroads to Crime was made by AP Films when they accepted an offer from Anglo-Amalgamated to shoot a one-hour, low-budget B movie.
The first of AP Films productions to use live actors, Crossroads to Crime follows a police constable (Anthony Oliver) who turns detective in order to confront and bring down a gang of vehicle hi-jackers led by Miles (Ferdy Mayne).
Shot mostly on location between May and June 1960, the film’s cast includes several actors who would appear in later Anderson productions.
The score was written by Barry Gray, who contined his long association with the Andersons.
Released in November 1960, Crossroads to Crime was a box office disappointment and has attracted a predominantly negative critical response.
Although it was praised by one source as a competent “cops and robbers” thriller.
Criticism has been directed at the film’s script, editing and set design, as well as its low production values, However it is better than most B movies of the time.
AP Films accounts of the time showed that the profits they made from the film came to the vast sum of £41.00.
The film does get shown on tv still, usually under the Edgar Wallace banner.
The film has also been released on DVD by Network.