Paul Temple's Triumph

Paul Temple's Triumph

Maclean Rogers (1950)

76min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Once believed lost, Maclean Rogers's adaptation of the Francis Durbridge radio serial News of Paul Temple is the most densely plotted of the shoestring quartet made at Nettlefold Studios. It also comes closest to pitching John Bentley into James Bond territory, as he and Dinah Sheridan search for the scientist behind a pioneering nuclear missile shield after he is kidnapped by the shadowy Z organisation. Perhaps too many scenes are staged in hotel rooms, but the plot rattles along, with Teutonic boffins, petrol smugglers, snooping reporters and French singers armed with doped cigarettes distracting the Temples from cracking the case. Led by Jack Livesey (inheriting the role of Scotland Yard commissioner Sir Graham Forbes from Jack Raine), the supporting cast hams it up splendidly. But the villainy is often dastardly, even if the finale disappoints.

Summary

A married couple of detectives investigates when one of their friends is murdered, leading to a showdown with a secret society. Mystery, starring John Bentley and Dinah Sheridan.

Cast & Crew

Paul Temple John Bentley
Steve Temple Dinah Sheridan
Mrs Morgan Barbara Couper
Oliver Ffollett Hugh Dempster
Sir Graham Forbes Jack Livesey
Major Murray Ivan Samson
Director Maclean Rogers
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: DVD
Drama