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My Brother's Keeper (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 16 August 1949 (USA)
War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from prison, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Warner ...
George Martin
Jane Hylton ...
Nora Lawrence
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Willie Stannard
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Syd Evans
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Ronnie Waring
Yvonne Owen ...
Meg Waring
Raymond Lovell ...
Wainwright
Beatrice Varley ...
Mrs. Martin
Amy Veness ...
Mrs. Gully
Brenda Bruce ...
Winnie Foreman
Susan Shaw ...
Beryl
John Boxer ...
Bert Foreman
Fred Groves ...
Landlord
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Brewster
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Harding (as Wilfred Hyde-White)
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War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from prison, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the police, and the press in hot pursuit, George has to find a way of breaking loose from Willie, and to make his escape. Written by Mike Wilson. <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

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Der Mann ohne Gewissen  »

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Opening credits: All characters and events in this picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Closing credits epilogue: "All men are born brothers, and anything that hurts my brother hurts me. If my brother commits a crime, I am a criminal; if he sings, there is music in my heart. Before you have dealings with any man, ask yourself: 'Am I my brother's keeper?' The Answer is 'Yes'" (Henry Hassett Browne) See more »

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A fine film.
28 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

In so many ways this is a fine all round film, which is only let down somewhat by the unnecessary comedic element of the young newspaper reporter (David Tomlinson) accompanied by his new bride (Yvonne Owen), on their honeymoon, covering the man hunt for the two escaped prisoners. The inclusion of this improbable and forced attempt at humour simply jars within the context of the whole film. That great character actor, Jack Warner, is excellent in the lead role, playing against type. He is ably supported by a young George Cole, and the ever dependable Jane Hylton. The film also has a lively pace about it, and is well staged, with the outdoor locations lending a good balance to the proceedings. It's a film that doesn't seem to be widely available, but is certainly well worth tracking down, despite the inappropriate light-hearted interludes.


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