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The October Man (1947)

 |  Mystery  |  20 May 1948 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Jenny Carden
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Peachy
Kay Walsh ...
Molly Newman
Joyce Carey ...
Mrs. Vinton
Catherine Lacey ...
Miss Selby
Adrianne Allen ...
Joyce Carden
Felix Aylmer ...
Dr. Martin
Frederick Piper ...
Det. Insp. Godby
John Boxer ...
Det. Sgt. Troth
Patrick Holt ...
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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He was Suspect Number One...while the real killer stalked the streets. [video cover] See more »

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The little girl Ackland (John Mills) is talking to on the bus is the actor's real daughter, Juliet Mills. See more »

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A long forgotten British film that is worth a look.
13 June 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A wonderful old black and white British film, that has John Mills suffering from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the suspect in a murder mystery, when a girl that he has helped out with some money, has been found dead. Good performances from the whole cast and the audience is kept in suspense up to the final scenes as to weather the murderer will escape.


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