Night Beat

Night Beat

Harold Huth (1948)

93min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A relishably bad British crime drama set in an unreal Soho underworld of spivs and nightclubs. It's a compendium of clichés as two army friends end up on opposite sides of the law - one a policeman, the other a black-market racketeer who marries a good girl but dallies with a glamorous cabaret singer. Particularly enjoyable are Maxwell Reed as the swaggering villain, Christine Norden as the vicious blonde vamp, and Michael Medwin in a spot of light relief as an indignant pickpocket. Benjamin Frankel's score is better than the film deserves.

Cast & Crew

Felix Fenton Maxwell Reed
Andy Kendall Ronald Howard
Julie Kendall Anne Crawford
Jackie Christine Norden
Don Brady Hector Ross
Spider Michael Medwin
Director Harold Huth
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdAvailable on: DVD