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Francis L. Sullivan
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I will post a review for each film I have seen that is so far without one... This was shown at the NFT in London (UK) April 10th 2012, brief review follows... This has Barry K Barnes as a young lawyer, who exasperates his senior partner A.Sim by acting for enemy spies and getting them cleared on technicalities, his motive is to infiltrate the gang and get the head man, its quick competent, watchable and of course it has A.Sim always a delight. The Director is the undervalued David MacDonald who was active from the late 30's to early 60's, his most fun film being DEVIL GIRLS FROM MARS (1954) a rare example of a 50's British sci-fi film, and as with LAW AND DISORDER, not to be taken seriously. Alastair Sim was a great talent he was in films for 40 years from the mid 30's his best work being SCROOGE (1951); both of them were Scottish they worked together on two other films THIS MAN IS NEWS (1938) & THIS MAN IN Paris (1940), along with B.K.Barnes (English). To sum up if you get the chance this is no masterpiece, but is worth 75m of any fan of old British films, enjoy!
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