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Mr. Denning Drives North (1951)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2 September 1953 (USA)
When well-off aircraft designer Denning finds his daughter's current boyfriend is a nasty character he tries to buy him off, ending up hitting him and causing his death when he falls. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Tom Denning
Phyllis Calvert ...
Kay Denning
Eileen Moore ...
Liz Denning
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Chick Eddowes
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Mados
Raymond Huntley ...
Wright
Russell Waters ...
Harry Stoper
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Woods
Freda Jackson ...
Ma Smith
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Ted Smith
Sheila Shand Gibbs ...
Matilda
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Inspector Dodds
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Chairman of Court
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Coroner
John Stuart ...
Wilson
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When well-off aircraft designer Denning finds his daughter's current boyfriend is a nasty character he tries to buy him off, ending up hitting him and causing his death when he falls. Instead of calling the police he dumps the body in a lonely spot on the road to the North, making it look like a hit-and-run accident. Weeks later there is still no report of the body being found, and Denning starts to go to pieces. When he lets his wife into his secret the two start making enquiries, possibly making things worse. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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2 September 1953 (USA)  »

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Asylliptos dolofonos  »

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The aircraft crashed by Tom Denning, G-AITS, was a Miles M14A Hawk Trainer 3. See more »

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The opening credits are spoken, giving just the two main stars and brief supporting cast. The full credits are shown at the end. See more »

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Features The Four Feathers (1939) See more »

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I do like to be beside the seaside
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Written by John Glover Kind
Played on a record player by the mortuary attendant and heard as a theme over the end credits
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Good performances and nice use of locations.
24 June 2000 | by (Lancashire) – See all my reviews

Somewhat under-rated British suspenser.Mills gives his usual excellent performance, and though the scene where he flies the plane doesn't come off, the film has more than enough compensations. Ending is a little hurried, but this a very watchable movie especially for we lovers of the 1950s British suspense genre.


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