The Flying Scot

The Flying Scot

Compton Bennett (1957)

66min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The most noteworthy thing about this crime programme-filler is that it was scripted by Norman Hudis, who wrote six Carry On films, and was based on a story by Ralph Smart, who went on to direct TV's Danger Man. As with most British B-movies of the period, a clutch of transatlantic stars were imported to raise the profile, but neither Canadians Lee Patterson and Kay Callard, nor American Alan Gifford could do much to distract from the mediocrity of this train robbery thriller in which the trio of stars set out to rob the train of the title, but face unexpected obstacles. This is in part due to the lacklustre direction of Compton Bennett, whose fortunes had decidedly dipped since his 1950 version of King Solomon's Mines.

Summary

A small-time crook assembles a gang to rob a train carrying withdrawn banknotes from Scotland to London to be destroyed. Crime drama, starring Lee Patterson and Kay Callard.

Cast & Crew

Ronnie Lee Patterson
Jackie Kay Callard
Phil Alan Gifford
Director Compton Bennett

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Anglo AmalgamatedAvailable on: DVD
Drama