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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A Dutch company's owner bankrupts his own company, burns the incriminating ledgers and plans to run to Paris with the company payroll but he is caught in the act by his accountant who challenges his actions, leading to a reversal of roles.
Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
Larry Gordon, well-known crime writer, is on a train journey when a scream is heard. Upon investigation, the guard had been mugged and a man murdered. Another man is arrested but the full story is yet to be discovered.
A British petty criminal lies to his son about his frequent prison terms by inventing honorable plausible explanations for his absences from home but things get complicated when his son becomes a judge's assistant.
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
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The dating of the film is imprecise: The hotel register implies an August setting (with a newspaper confirming the South of England is in the grip of the hottest August on record). The film opens on Monday, but on Wednesday Mrs Peckett's newly-delivered "Daily Express" is dated Saturday August 9th. The following day, Goldie's "Daily Graphic" is dated Friday August 11th or 14th, whilst the Downing Street calendar more accurately shows Thursday the 12th. It can be inferred that the film is meant to cover Monday 9th - Sunday 15th August 1950. See more »
Seven Days To Noon is another masterpiece from the Boulting Brothers and, as you would expect is superbly written and directed.
The much-under-rated Barry Jones is simply wonderful as the kindly professor with a moral dilemma. The cast succeeds in maintaining the tension nicely and Andre Morell is particularly convincing as the Superintendent, however I feel the most impressive part is the documentary-style photography, which allows the viewer a most interesting and revealing snapshot of post-war London.
Anyone who enjoys the classic English dramas of the 40s and 50s will love this.
Not to be missed.
Please somebody bring it out on DVD soon!
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