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Cat and Mouse

  • Drama
  • 1958
  • Paul Rotha
  • 75 mins
  • PG

Summary

Drama starring Lee Patterson. An unscrupulous villain tries to trick a young woman into revealing the location of some stolen diamonds. A US army deserter also wants to get his hands on the jewels, and a tense game of cat and mouse begins.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Adapted from a novel by Michael Halliday, this claustrophobic thriller denies documentary director Paul Rotha the chance to demonstrate his facility with realism. Yet he still manages to generate a fair amount of suspense as Ann Sears finds herself caught between an American army deserter and the villains searching for the diamonds stolen by her recently executed father. With Hilton Edwards and Lee Paterson suitably imposing as her pursuers, and Victor Maddern dourly dogged as the cop investigating both her kidnapping and a top-secret political conspiracy, this is vastly superior to the majority of British B-movies made at the time.

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Credits

Cast

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Rod FennerLee Patterson
Ann ColtbyAnn Sears
Mr ScrubyHilton Edwards
Superintendent HardingVictor Maddern
DealerGeorge Rose
Mr PomeroyRoddy McMillan

Crew

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DirectorPaul Rotha

Details

Theatrical distributor
Assoc. London Films Ltd
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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