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The Breaking Point

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 1961
  • Lance Comfort
  • 58 mins
  • PG

Summary

Crime thriller starring Peter Reynolds. London printer Eric Winlatter is commissioned to produce new currency notes for a small Middle East state whose economy is threatened by a forgery plot. But Winlatter himself becomes involved in shady dealings.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

If stars were awarded for plot contrivance, then this low-budget thriller would be well into double figures. There's a bank note printer with a gambling debt, revolutionaries with a counterfeiting plan, an armed robbery, a bomb, a touch of adultery and a speeding plane finale. All of this is breathlessly crammed into under an hour of screen time in which not one character rings true nor one fragment of storyline is in the least bit credible. Director Lance Comfort deserves a pat on the back for trying to film such nonsense. That he fails is neither surprising nor to his demerit.

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Credits

Cast

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Eric WinlatterPeter Reynolds
Robert WadeDermot Walsh
Cherry WinlatterJoanna Dunham
EvaLisa Gastoni
Peter de SavoryBrian Cobby
Ernest WinlatterJack Allen
Debt collectorGeoffrey Denton
TellingArnold Diamond
MintosRichard Golding
MelJohn G Heller
Ernest's secretaryMercia Mansfield
AlexPeter Walker (1)
WilsonEric Corrie
Security officerJohn Lawrence

Crew

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DirectorLance Comfort

Details

Theatrical distributor
Butchers Film Service Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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