THE WEAPON is a loose grouping of elements first seen in the 1951 British melodrama THE YELLOW BALLOON. Jon Whitely plays a young London boy who finds a loaded gun in a blitzed-out building. He fires, accidentally shooting a playmate. Believing he's killed his friend, the boy runs away--leading to a relentlessly suspenseful climax. Though filmed in England, THE WEAPON was geared from the start for primarily American audiences; its producer was Hollywood's own Hal E. Chester, and its adult stars included Steve Cochran and Lizabeth Scott. The script was written by Fred Freiberger, best known to sci-fi followers as the producer of the original STAR TREK's third and final season.
Hal E. Chester
Val Guest - Director/Screenwriter/Prod.
Steve Cochran - Star, NAKED CITY (1960)
George Cole - British Actor
Basil Dignam - British actor
Herbert Marshall - British Actor/In USA & UK
Nicole Maurey - French Actress
Laurence Naismith - British Character Actor
Lizabeth Scott - American Actress/1940s
Dennis Shaw - Actor, THE MISFITS (1961)
Jon Whiteley - British Child Actor
Fred Johnson - Actor