British stage and film star Ralph Richardson stepped behind the cameras for the first and last time to direct Murder on Monday. Richardson also starred in the film, portraying a clerk who suffers a blackout after a blow on the head. Upon recovering, Richardson is led to believe that he has committed murder during the past 24 hours. Originally released in Great Britain as Home at Seven, Murder on Monday was based on a play by R. C. Sheriff. No Orson Welles he, Ralph Richardson invited Sheriff to the set to help him properly interpret the original material; with the input of the author, and with the technical advice of producer Alexander Korda, was able to shoot the film in less than 14 days.