An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government ...
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An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government don't announce the end of any research in this field within a week. Special agents from Scotland Yard try to stop him, with help from the scientist's assistant future son-in-law to find and stop the mad man. Written by
Jean-Marie Berthiaume <email@example.com>
Presently available version, as broadcast on Turner Classic Movies, has been cropped to fit the 16:9 wide screen ratio, despite the fact that it was filmed in the traditional 4:3. See more »
On Monday Folland's door reads SPECIAL BRANCH C.I.D. with his nameplate (and he has no office clock); by Wednesday this has changed to SUPERINTENDENT. The clock is present, though seemingly stopped at ten to two. See more »
The big picture - London being evacuated, Prime Ministerial meetings, military operations - are contrasted with the anti-hero's attempts to evade detection among the city's ordinary people. His encounters with a seedy land-lady (brilliantly played the late Joan Hickson), and a fading second-rate actress, are depicted in fine detail.
But the film never gets bogged down - whenever the pace threatens to slow-up the scene cuts to racing police cars, thundering army convoys, or shrieking steam trains.
Carefully photographed set-pieces, solid acting all round, and a tense climax. Top stuff.
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