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The Broken Horseshoe (1953)

| Crime | July 1953 (UK)
A hit and run victim is operated on by Dr. Fenton (Robert Beatty) the victim is later murdered and the doctor is involved



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A hit and run victim is operated on by Dr. Fenton (Robert Beatty) the victim is later murdered and the doctor is involved

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His luck ran out when he trusted a woman!




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Fenton works at St Mathew's Hospital (tel. 6114). See more »


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Dr. Robert Beatty gets involved with murder and mysterious Elizabeth Sellars
10 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Broken Horseshoe" is a neat Brit noir, in the story mostly. It's light on noir cinematography but has some.

Robert Beatty carries the hero burdens reliably, as usual. He makes movies he's in believable and he's a likable figure in them. Elizabeth Sellars, beautiful as always, and this time decked out in some very nice furs and outfits, is a mysterious woman whom he decides to help out of her jam, knowing little about her or the jam.

Beatty finds himself a suspect in the murder of a former patient of his, played by Ferdy Mayne. The murder has occurred in Sellars' apartment. Actually the story is a good deal more complex than that, and it's a reasonably strong story. It's logical and covers all the loose ends nicely. Mostly it's heavy on situation and psychology as opposed to action, although there is some.

This is a decent and unpretentious noir that moves right along without extraneous chit-chat or characters. Quite enjoyable.

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