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The Hundred Hour Hunt (1952)

Emergency Call (original title)
Scotland Yard is mobilised in the hunt for blood donors in a race to save a dying girl.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Warner ...
Inspector Lane
Anthony Steel ...
Dr. Carter
Joy Shelton ...
Laura Bishop
Freddie Mills ...
Tim Mahoney (as Freddie Mills Former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World)
Sidney James ...
Danny Marks
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George Robinson
John Robinson ...
Dr. Braithwaite
Thora Hird ...
Mrs. Cornelius
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Flash Harry
Sydney Tafler ...
Brett
Geoffrey Hibbert ...
Jackson
Vida Hope ...
Brenda
Henry Hewitt ...
Mr. Wilberforce
Peggy Bryan ...
Ward Sister
Avis Scott ...
Marie
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Scotland Yard is mobilised in the hunt for blood donors in a race to save a dying girl.

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3 June 1953 (USA)  »

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The Hundred Hour Hunt  »

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1.37 : 1
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Freddie Mills receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Carter: Your blood can save that child's life - you know that don't you? But to take it now will more than very possibly kill you.
Jackson: And if you don't take it?
Inspector Lane: You'll be taken to hospital, you'll live and in due course you'll stand trial for murder.
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Remade as Emergency (1962) See more »

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Competent if uninspired period piece
9 June 2000 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

Competent if slightly stodgy (and now rather dated) British B-movie. The plot centres around a child critically ill in hospital who needs a blood transfusion to save her life. Unfortunately she has a rare blood group, so Scotland yard are called in to track down possible donors. This is used as a framework for a collection of little stories about life in London ca 1950 rather in the style of "The Blue Lamp". Jack Warner and Sid James as a boxing manager (who could be a decent character actor when he tried) do a reasonable job at keeping the plot afloat. Now mainly of interest as a social document.


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