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The Flying Squad (1940)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  12 October 1940 (UK)
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Dedicated young Inspector Bradley of Scotland Yard is on the trail of Mark McGill, murderous ringleader of a smuggling organization in London. Hindering his investigation is pretty Ann ... See full summary »

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Phyllis Brooks ...
Ann Perryman
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Mark McGill
Basil Radford ...
Sederman
Ludwig Stössel ...
Li Yoseph
Manning Whiley ...
Ronnie Perryman
Kathleen Harrison ...
Mrs. Schifan
Cyril Smith ...
Tiser
Henry Oscar ...
Kynaston Reeves ...
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Allan Jeayes ...
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Dedicated young Inspector Bradley of Scotland Yard is on the trail of Mark McGill, murderous ringleader of a smuggling organization in London. Hindering his investigation is pretty Ann Perryman who has been convinced by McGill that Bradley is responsible for her brother's death. In reality McGill has murdered her brother, which Bradley is trying to prove. Written by SweetBetsy

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Hawkins is The Gang Leader But Radford Has the Last Word
30 July 2011 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is a typical Wallace story.With a gang of stop at nothing smugglers with a ruthless boss whose headquarters are down by the Thames.They are opposed by Sebastian Shaw as the head of the Flying Squad and Basil Radford in a very uncharacteristic role as a rather eccentric gang member who is dressed up and speaks like George Robey.There are lots of car chases and fist fights and everything you would expect from a film version of a Wallace novel.The gang are smuggling "face powder" and using the sister of a dead gang member to assist.It all ends up well with Radford having the final scene all to himself with a rather funny last line.By the way a car is filled up with 12 gallons of petrol for 95p.Those were the days.Also one wonders if Wallace is having a little joke.Since the method that Hawkins uses to dispose of gang members who are surplus to requirements is a trapdoor which when opened leads straight to the Thames.We all know that rhyming slang for the Flying Squad is Sweeny Todd and we all know how he disposed of his customers.


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