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Penny and the Pownall Case (1948)

A glamour model helps Scotland Yard to catch a criminal gang.



(original story) (as W.E.C. Fairchild), (screenplay) (as W.E.C. Fairchild)


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Credited cast:
Ralph Michael ...
Det. Insp. Michael Carson
Peggy Evans ...
Penny Justin
Jonathan Blair
Molly James
Frederick Piper ...
Olaf Pooley ...
Von Leicher
Ethel Coleridge ...
Mrs. Hodgson
Sam Costa ...
Reception Clerk
Shaun Noble ...
Henry Pownall
John Lorrell ...
Philip Saville ...
Slim, Police Car Driver
Peter Madren ...
Duncan Carse ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Stockman ...
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A glamour model helps Scotland Yard to catch a criminal gang.

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Release Date:

26 July 1948 (UK)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Tongue in cheek spy yarn.
15 January 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a delightful wartime comedy in which a bimbo fashion model outsmarts a gang of Nazi supporters operating in Britain. Fortunately for British morale at the time, Penny spends a great deal of time changing her clothes in front of the camera. The story is really a mere excuse to parade this good looking young woman on screen, but it's done ever so tastefully and with tongue firmly in cheek. Ironically, future sex symbol Diana Dors is cast as a dowdy secretary at this early stage of her career.

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