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Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is ... See full summary »
When Secret Service agent David Somers is fired, he takes a quiet job with the Fentons at their country estate - cataloging butterflies, hence the title insect. David grows fond of Jess ... See full summary »
A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours... See full summary »
An American businessman's family convinces him to buy a Scottish castle and disassemble it to ship it to America brick by brick, where it will be put it back together. The castle though is ... See full summary »
Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will ... See full summary »
In a rural English hospital during WWII, a postman dies on the operating table. One of the nurses states that she has proof of who the murderer is. The facetious Inspector Cockrill suspects one of the five doctors and nurses who were in the operating theater to be the assassin. But four poisonous pills have disappeared.... Written by
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The BBC used the plot of this for Fr. Brown, series 4, ep. 6, The Rod Of Asclepius. See more »
As the movie takes place in 1944 whilst Britain is being attacked by V1 bombs ('doodlebugs'), the windows and glass doors in the hospital should have been taped to prevent glass being shattered by an explosion and blowing in on people inside. See more »
Great British whodunnit which I dimly remember watching as a child, and have only just now watched with greater pleasure as an adult today. The quality of the actual film-making - the camera-work in particular - is of a much higher calibre than I remember and several notches above most other British films from the time. It feels very much a precursor to the later Ealing films but darker and more richly atmospheric, at some points the tension generated feels reminiscent of nothing less than Hitchcock. And there is that beautiful mystery and heightened fairytale atmosphere you only get with films before the 1950's.
Alistair Sim's voice-over is perfect & noticeably improves the film right from the start, though we have to wait an absolute age before actually seeing him on screen.
As a point of reference to those unfamiliar, I would say it has the feel of 'Black Narcissus' or 'Rebecca' meeting 'The Lavender Hill Mob' or perhaps 'Passport To Pimlico', but it's not a tremendous drop down from 'The Third Man'.
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