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Dick Barton at Bay (1950)

Special Agent Dick Barton has been assigned to recover a kidnapped professor and de-activate a death ray before catastrophe occurs and World War III is declared.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Stannard ...
Tamara Desni ...
Anna
George Ford ...
Meinhart Maur ...
Joyce Linden ...
Mary Mitchell
Percy Walsh ...
Professor Mitchell
Campbell Singer ...
John Arnatt ...
Jackson
Richard George ...
Inspector Slade
Beatrice Kane ...
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Phillips (as Patrick McNee)
George Crawford ...
Boris
Paddy Ryan ...
Fingers
Fred Owens ...
A Gangster (as Fred Owen)
Yoshihide Yanai ...
Chang
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Special Agent Dick Barton has been assigned to recover a kidnapped professor and de-activate a death ray before catastrophe occurs and World War III is declared.

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Crime | Sci-Fi

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2 October 1950 (UK)  »

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Dick Barton and the Ray of Death  »

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Trivia

This was Tamara Desni's final role before her retirement from acting. See more »

Quotes

Dick Barton: You'll never get away with it, Volkoff!
Serge Volkoff: Oh, but I shall, Mr. Barton. We'll see who makes world headlines - you or I. Au revoir, my friend.
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Follows Dick Barton Strikes Back (1949) See more »

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The Devil's Galop
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Music by Charles Williams
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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Don Stoddard foils Meinhart Maur
28 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Dick Barton at Bay" (1950) is bad, and that supplies whatever entertainment value it has. Mercifully, it is only about 65 minutes long. The plot is simply awful. Early on, Don Stoddard as Dick Barton knows that one of the bad guys has three fingers. Lo and behold, while he and his sidekick are st some food establishment, he sees a man with three fingers who leads them to the lair of the gang that has stolen a ray gun that destroys aircraft. This is only one of several very large plot holes.

The acting does not compensate, being quite inept. Patrick McNee appears at the very beginning before being bumped off. There are some fights that are staged incredibly badly.

The print is sometimes very clear and at other places very grainy.

This definitely falls far, far short of a really good serial which it, in a way, emulates.


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