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John Harlow (1954)

60min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The prolific B-team of Monty Berman and Robert S Baker were the brains behind this moody little thriller. There's a hint here of the ingenuity that would lead to their TV success with such series as The Saint and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), as melancholic author Robert Ayres has a change of heart after accepting a notorious gang's offer of a tidy nest egg if he takes responsibility for their crimes before topping himself. Quitting features after 21 years of unbroken mediocrity, John Harlow shows a sure sense of pace and atmosphere that would serve him well in television.

Cast & Crew

Ned Ellison Robert Ayres
Mark Cruden Alan Wheatley
Ann Curlew June Thorburn
Lobb Michael Kelly (1)
Sellers Bruce Seton
Honey Michael Balfour
Insp Crane Ballard Barkeley
Bank cashier Dennis Chinnery
Dr Jepson Ian Fleming (2)
Battersby Arthur Hewlett
Worsley John Horsley
Director John Harlow
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist Ltd