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Appointment with Crime (1946)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 18 February 1951 (USA)
An ex-con, released after imprisonment for a jewel theft, swears vengeance on his former accomplices and devises an intricate plan to steal their fortune.

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Leo Martin
Raymond Lovell ...
Gus Loman
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Det. Insp. Rogers
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Gregory Lang
Joyce Howard ...
Carol Dane
Alan Wheatley ...
Noel Penn
Cyril Smith ...
Det. Sgt. Charlie Weeks
Elsie Wagstaff ...
Mrs. Wilkins
Ian Fleming ...
Prison governor
Wally Patch ...
Joe Fisher - Garage Manager
Ian McLean ...
Det. Mason
Harry Lane ...
Big Mike (as Henry Lane)
Frederick Morant ...
Harry Millerton
Ivor Barnard ...
Jonah Crackle
John Rorke ...
Casson - The Butler
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An ex-con, released after imprisonment for a jewel theft, swears vengeance on his former accomplices and devises an intricate plan to steal their fortune.

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British Noir
17 July 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This decent British noir is about a petty crook who gets out of prison and is caught between the police looking for a murderer and the crooks who got him put in prison in a smash and grab job. It is a lot grittier than American noir. William Hartnell is very believable as the ex-con and Joyce Howard is fine as the not-too-bright dance hall girl who believes him. American noirs seem to have a sheen of glamor in comparison to this underclass melodrama.

There is a strong homosexual component to the underworld in this movie, with Herbert Lom as an effete foreign crime boss; his chief henchman plays his role as flamboyantly homosexual, just shy of a British comedy. The whole thing looks shot cheaply, which adds to the grime, and the direction and actors don't seem to do full justice to the script, but the net effect is decent. Worth a look.


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