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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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Desius Heiss
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Robert Graham
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Margaret Heiss
Manning Whiley ...
Corder Morris
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Mrs. Catt
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Major Elliot
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Archie Fellows
Jan Van Loewen ...
Professor Vanetti
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Ruby Towser
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Inspector Robson
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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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Ave Maria
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Music by Franz Schubert
Arranged by George Melachrino
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Gorilla steals the show
22 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film has an excellent cast.Kenneth Griffiths being very nasty as the blackmailing Archie.Gary Marsh being his usual jovial policeman.Bits from Kathleen Harrison and Irene Handel.However towering over them all is Oscar Hamolka and his expressive eyebrows.He steals every scene he is in,not just in this film but every film he appeared in.His is an excellent performance which keeps the film going after the murder of Archie.However the film does rely on an unlikely contrivance to bring the film to its slightly tame ending.What on earth was Irene Handel doing wandering around in the woods late at night?Due to her presence the murder eventually unravels.


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