House of Blackmail

House of Blackmail

Maurice Elvey (1953)

71min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Maurice Elvey was the most prolific director in British cinema history, making over 300 features after his debut in 1913. Unfortunately, this low-budget B-movie, in which a hitch-hiker finds himself in trouble after taking a lift from a woman who's being blackmailed, is not one of his best efforts. We could do with more surprises, but the pace is unrelenting and there are typically solid performances from Mary Germaine, William Sylvester and John Arnatt.

Summary

Detectives investigating a murder discover that the victim was a blackmailer - and that a great many people wanted him dead. Mystery, starring William Sylvester and Mary Germaine.

Cast & Crew

Jimmy William Sylvester
Carol Blane Mary Germaine
John Markham Alexander Gauge
Peter Carter John Arnatt
Bassett Denis Shaw
Emma Ingeborg Wells
Dr Welich Hugo Schuster
Joan Patricia Owens
Billy Blane Barry Wynne
Jock C Denier Warren
Director Maurice Elvey
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Monarch Film Corp Ltd
Drama