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Double Cross

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 1955
  • Anthony Squire
  • 71 mins
  • PG

Summary

Spy drama starring Donald Houston and Fay Compton. A young fisherman agrees to ferry three strangers to France but while at sea discovers that his passengers are not all that they seem.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Produced at Beaconsfield (now home to the National Film and Television School), this adaptation of Kern Bennett's spy thriller The Queer Fish benefits from its Cornish locations and director Anthony Squire's tight use of the cramped conditions on board a cross-channel fishing boat. Otherwise, it's B-business as usual, as salmon poacher Donald Houston realises mysterious passengers Anton Diffring and Delphi Lawrence have tricked him into ferrying Cold War secrets. Fay Compton and William Hartnell provide serviceable support, and there's a taste of things to come for inspector Raymond Francis, who would headline the TV crime series No Hiding Place.

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Credits

Cast

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Albert PascoeDonald Houston
Alice PascoeFay Compton
Dmitri KrassinAnton Diffring
Anna KrassinDelphi Lawrence
CliffordAllan Cuthbertson
WhitewayWilliam Hartnell
Chief ConstableFrank Lawton
Inspector HarrisRaymond Francis

Crew

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DirectorAnthony Squire

Details

Theatrical distributor
Beaconsfield Films Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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