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My Brother's Keeper (1948)

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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Jack Warner ...
Jane Hylton ...
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Ronnie Waring
Bill Owen ...
Syd Evans
George Cole ...
Willie Stannard
Yvonne Owen ...
Meg Waring
Raymond Lovell ...
Bill Wainwright
Brenda Bruce ...
Winnie Foreman
Susan Shaw ...
Beryl
Beatrice Varley ...
Mrs. Jenny Martin
Garry Marsh ...
Brewster
Maurice Denham ...
Supt. Trent
Frederick Piper ...
Gordon the camp caretaker
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Harding
John Boxer ...
Police Sgt. Bert Foreman
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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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16 August 1949 (USA)  »

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Martin quotes lines from Shakespeare's "The Tempest" ("...a sea-change into something rich and strange...") when talking about Nora Lawrence's husband. See more »

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Reasonably enjoyable but there are better films of its type.
13 May 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a low budgeted British film about two handcuffed prisoners who escape and are tracked throughout the film. One of the guys is a smart and amoral older crook. The other is a complete idiot who should have just stayed put instead of hopping off the police truck transporting them. Thrown into the mix is a guy on his honeymoon (David Tomlinson), as his editor insists he stop his canoodling and get the story!

The film is an interesting portrait of the older prisoner. The younger guy is just too stupid to make him worth watching. But if you think about it, the plot is so much like the better American film "The Defiant Ones"--so why not just watch that instead? Especially since this British film is amazingly flat and dull at times considering the subject matter.


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