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  • 1954
  • John Harlow
  • 60 mins
  • A

Summary

Crime drama starring Robert Ayres. A man stands on a lonely river bank, contemplating taking his own life. As he does so he is knocked unconscious and comes around in the house of a big-time criminal, where he is made an offer he can't refuse.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Ned EllisonRobert Ayres
Mark CrudenAlan Wheatley
Ann CurlewJune Thorburn
LobbMichael Kelly (1)
SellersBruce Seton
HoneyMichael Balfour
Insp CraneBallard Barkeley
Bank cashierDennis Chinnery
Dr JepsonIan Fleming (2)
BattersbyArthur Hewlett
WorsleyJohn Horsley

Crew

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DirectorJohn Harlow

Details

Theatrical distributor
General Film Dist Ltd
Formats
Black and white
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