A boxer (Terence de Marney) goes on a downward spiral after an injury. He loses his money, wife and family. Old girlfriend Beryl (Eleanor Summerfield) tries to help him but he gets tied up with a police siege.

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Terence de Marney ...
Johnnie 'The Croucher' Thompson
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Beryl
Jack Raine ...
Joe Sleat
John Salew ...
Sammy Linkman
Shirley Quentin ...
Dennis Val Norton ...
Harry
Gerald Pring ...
Doctor
Gerald Lawson ...
Mike Taylor
Thomas Gallagher ...
Bill
Peggy Clarke ...
Miss Carter
Anthony Valentine ...
Little Fighting Boy (as Tony Valentine)
John Watts ...
Big Fighting Boy
Tommy McGovern ...
Tommy McGovern
James McKechnie ...
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A boxer (Terence de Marney) goes on a downward spiral after an injury. He loses his money, wife and family. Old girlfriend Beryl (Eleanor Summerfield) tries to help him but he gets tied up with a police siege.

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July 1949 (UK)  »

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Ridiculous climax
7 March 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

The first couple of reels lead you to believe that this is going to be another of the boxing dramas which were popular at the time.Although the portrayal of John Sales as a boxing promoter is badly acted and shifts of anti semitism.After Terence De Marneylooses the fight and sight of an eye it lurches into noir territory.De Marneys liaison with Eleanor Summerfield is very reminiscent of They Live By Night.There are some interesting location shots of post war London.The market might be Petticoat Lane.As has been mentioned by other reviewers the climax is poorly played out.The police fire tear gas into the room and De Marney breaks a window to let the gas out.It is all nonsensical and lacking in any original thought or idea


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