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The Shop at Sly Corner

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 1946
  • George King
  • 87 mins
  • PG

Summary

Crime drama starring Oscar Homolka and Derek Farr. An antiques dealer is blackmailed by an employee who has uncovered his boss's criminal past.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Retitled Code of Scotland Yard in the States, this reworking of Edward Percy's hit play is a splendid showcase for that master of malevolence Oscar Homolka. With an accent thicker than his eyebrows, he is suitably shifty as an antiques dealer who not only trades in stolen goods but is also a fugitive from Devil's Island. However, he is occasionally in serious danger of having the picture filched from under his nose by Kenneth Griffith, who is revoltingly effective as a blackmailing assistant who threatens to ruin the musical career of Homolka's daughter, Muriel Pavlow. Stagey, but played to the hilt.

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Credits

Cast

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Descius HeissOscar Homolka
Robert GrahamDerek Farr
Margaret HeissMuriel Pavlow
Archie FellowesKenneth Griffith
Corder MorrisManning Whiley
Mrs CattKathleen Harrison
Major ElliotGarry Marsh
Professor VanettiJan Van Loewen
Ruby TowserIrene Handl

Crew

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DirectorGeorge King

Details

Theatrical distributor
British Lion Film Corp Ltd
Released on
1947-03-10
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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