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Final Appointment

  • Drama
  • 1954
  • Terence Fisher
  • 63 mins
  • PG

Summary

Crime drama starring John Bentley. Investigating a series of anonymous threats against a former army officer, reporter Mike Billings uncovers a sequence of murders.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Despite cutting a dash in low-budget fare such as this, John Bentley never quite made it as a movie star and ended up in Crossroads, married to Noele Gordon. Here he plays an ace reporter who links a series of killings all occurring on 10 July to a wartime court martial. With help from assistant Eleanor Summerfield, he tracks down the sole surviving officer involved in the trial, but there's a sting in the tail. Director Terence Fisher (soon to become Hammer's most important film-maker) clearly enjoyed this brisk B-movie, as he reused the characters in Stolen Assignment the following year.

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Credits

Cast

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Mike BillingsJohn Bentley
Jenny DrewEleanor Summerfield
HartnellHubert Gregg
Inspector CorcoranLiam Redmond
Tom MartinMeredith Edwards
Laura RobensJean Lodge
VickerySam Kydd
PercyCharles Farrell (2)
Harold WilliamsPeter Bathurst
BarrattArthur Lowe
Australian officialGerald Case

Crew

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DirectorTerence Fisher

Details

Theatrical distributor
Monarch Film Corp Ltd
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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