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Code of Scotland Yard (1947)

The Shop at Sly Corner (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 24 October 1948 (USA)
Descius Heiss is a French expatriate, and former Devil's Island prisoner, with two passions; driving shrewd bargains in antiques at his Sly Corner Shop, and the care of his Beautiful ... See full summary »

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Descius Heiss is a French expatriate, and former Devil's Island prisoner, with two passions; driving shrewd bargains in antiques at his Sly Corner Shop, and the care of his Beautiful violin-playing daughter, Margaret. But, his comfortable wealth comes more from being a fence for stolen goods than it does buying-and-selling antiques. His secret is discovered by his shop assistant Archie Fellowes (Kenneth Griffith), a nasty, sniveling young scroat, who keeps blackmailing Heiss until he goes to far. The film ends in a London concert-hall where Margaret is playing the Mendelssohm Violin Concerto. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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WHEN A MAN HAS A SECRET LIKE THIS...HE'LL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP IT! (original ad for "Code of Scotland Yard"

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This was Diana Dors' first film. See more »

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Desius Heiss is supposed to be French, although the name is not French, and Oskar Hololka does not use a French accent. See more »

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Featured in Crime Wave: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

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Ave Maria
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Music by Franz Schubert
Arranged by George Melachrino
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Oscar Homulka is superb in the role of the sly antique dealer.
17 March 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I expected this movie to be oldfashioned in acting style with an easy plot. Instead it surprised me with a fairly complex plot and some actions by the characters I did not foresee. Most important, I thought the acting style of Homulka was extremely "real," and he did not sound like he was speaking lines. Take yourself back to the 30s --which is what it looked like, even if it is 1947, and enjoy.


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