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The October Man (1947)

Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »

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(as Roy Baker)

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Jenny Carden
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Peachy
Kay Walsh ...
Molly Newman
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Mrs. Vinton
Catherine Lacey ...
Miss Selby
Adrianne Allen ...
Joyce Carden
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Dr. Martin
Frederick Piper ...
Det. Insp. Godby
John Boxer ...
Det. Sgt. Troth
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Harry Carden
George Benson ...
Mr. Pope
Jack Melford ...
Wilcox
Esme Beringer ...
Miss Heap
Ann Wilton ...
Miss Parsons
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Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has no alibi for the time she was killed. Written by Mike Wilson <Mike.Wilson6@btinternet.com>

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The Great Star of "Great Expectations" at His Greatest! See more »

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20 May 1948 (USA)  »

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Zwielicht  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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First of 6 films that Roy Ward Baker would direct John Mills in. See more »

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Jim Ackland: I didn't give up! I didn't give up!
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Excellent, little-known gem.
15 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a cracking film, yet not many people seem to have seen it. All the performances in this film are great, but John Mills deserves a special mention for his excellent work in the lead role. The film also has great cinematography, a well-orchestrated sound-track and an excellent plot. Good work.


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