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Penny and the Pownall Case (1948)

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

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

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

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1.37 : 1
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Three of the film's cast members died in the summer of 2015: Christopher Lee (Jonathan Blair) on June 7, Olaf Pooley (Von Leicher) on July 14 and Peggy Evans (Penny Justin) on July 26. See more »

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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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