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My Brother's Keeper (1948)

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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 ... 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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A fine film.
28 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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