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River Beat

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1954
  • Guy Green
  • 67 mins
  • PG

Summary

Crime drama starring Phyllis Kirk and John Bentley. When ship's radio operator Judy Roberts is asked if she would deliver a parcel while on shore, the last thing she expects is to be accused of smuggling diamonds. Then the body of the man who asked her to deliver the package is found in the River Thames.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Hollywood's Phyllis Kirk gives a dash of much needed class to this minor British crime thriller. She plays the radio operator on an American freighter docked in the Thames, who's caught with diamonds hidden in her cigarettes. It helps in such circumstances to have an inspector in the river police for a boyfriend and John Bentley proves she was an innocent carrier. Leading cinematographer Guy Green switched over to direction for the first time and proved he could do an efficient job, especially in the climactic chase along the Thames. However, the dull script sinks the picture.

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Credits

Cast

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Judy RobertsPhyllis Kirk
Inspector Dan BarkerJohn Bentley
Captain WatfordRobert Ayres
Charlie WilliamsonGlyn Houston
Sergeant McleodLeonard White
Customs Officer BlakeEwan Roberts
Al GordonHarold Ayer
HendrickCharles Lloyd Pack

Crew

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DirectorGuy Green

Details

Theatrical distributor
Insignia Films Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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