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Blind Date

Blind Date

Joseph Losey (1959)

91min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This usually overlooked entry in the Joseph Losey canon is actually quite a daring and sophisticated investigation into British attitudes towards sex, class and the establishment in the late 1950s. Adapted from Leigh Howard's novel, the story is pretty unremarkable, but Losey's assured handling of character and location forces you to share the plight of Dutch painter Hardy Kruger, as he becomes embroiled in a political scandal after the mistress he shares with the French ambassador in London is murdered. Stanley Baker investigates with quiet efficiency.

Summary

A Dutch painter living in London finds himself wrongly accused of murdering his girlfriend, and sets out to hunt down the real killer. Mystery thriller, starring Hardy Kruger, Stanley Baker, Micheline Presle and Gordon Jackson.

Cast & Crew

Jan van Rooyen Hardy Kruger
Inspector Morgan Stanley Baker
Jacqueline Cousteau Micheline Presle
Sir Brian Lewis Robert Flemyng
Police sergeant Gordon Jackson
Westover John Van Eyssen
Postman Jack MacGowran
Sergeant Farrow Lee Montague
Director Joseph Losey
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists Ltd Available on: Available on DVD

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