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Penny and the Pownall Case (1948)

 |  Drama, Mystery  |  26 July 1948 (UK)
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A glamour model helps Scotland Yard to catch a criminal gang.

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Cast

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

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Curious film with a stunning beauty.
21 January 2003 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

The premise for the film is rather cute, a beautiful bimbo getting herself in the center of an international espionage adventure. The movie is quite quick with a surprising amount of sexual innuendo and lingering shots of the striking and well lit Peggy Evans in high fashion and states of undress verging on gratuitous. Evans' acting for such a litterally comic roll is commendable, but cannot be said for the male lead, even his reaction shots are remarkably poor.

An interesting curiousity is that Penny is seen in a bikini with briefs that cover her sacred belly button, however, in the comics drawn for her in the film, she wears a relatively modern bikini (tight fit and cut).

Possibly worth looking at if no other movie is running just to see what a gratuitous film looked like post-war era. Not worth going out of your way to see or even wasting the time to program your VCR.


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