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Scarlet Thread (1951)

 -  Drama  -  May 1951 (UK)
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Two villains team up to steal some jewelry. The robbery goes wrong and an innocent man is shot.

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Two villains team up to steal some jewelry. The robbery goes wrong and an innocent man is shot.

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Interesting little drama.
2 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This early fifties British film starts off really well, and features some excellent London and Cambridge locations. The chase scene, concerning the students pursuing the crooks through the streets of Cambridge, is novel and very well staged. Unfortunately, from thereon in the film tails off, and becomes bogged down in a talky and drawn out scenario. Kathleen Byrom and Sydney Tafler acquit themselves well, although it has to be said that Laurence Harvey, in an early role, gives a patchy performance, at best. The interlude between Byrom and Harvey, referred to by other reviewers, is certainly a surprise especially given the age of the film. The censor must have nipped out for a coffee at that point, but obviously returned for the end of the film which simply terminates far too abruptly (can anyone shed any light on this?) In conclusion, it's a pity the film wasn't condensed a bit more before its finale, which could have done with being more conclusive.


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