The Impersonator

The Impersonator

Alfred Shaughnessy (1962)

A Certificate


Our Score
Signing an American star for a British movie has always been considered a sure-fire way of attracting international attention. Whereas today's imports are of the calibre of Julia Roberts, back in the 1960s our cash-strapped companies had to make do with the likes of minor character actor John Crawford. To give him his due, he's the best thing in this unsettling study of insularity, playing an airman stationed near a sleepy country community who becomes the prime suspect when a number of women die in suspicious circumstances. Written and directed by Alfred Shaughnessy, it's shoestring stuff, but still better than most British B-movies.


In a small English town a schoolmistress meets a sergeant from the nearby U.S. air force base and they decide on a date. When they miss each other at a cafe as arranged, a train of events is set in motion.

Cast & Crew

Jimmy Bradford John Crawford
Ann Loring Jane Griffiths
Mrs Lloyd Patricia Burke
Harry Walker John Salew
Tommy Lloyd John Dare
Principal boy Yvonne Ball
Police Inspector John Arnatt
Director Alfred Shaughnessy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Eyeline Films