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The Fake (1953)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  25 September 1953 (USA)
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An American has to guard da Vinci's "Madonna and Child" when it is being shown in Britain. When it arrives he suspects it is not the real painting.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Paul Mitchell
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Mary Mason
Hugh Williams ...
Sir Richard Aldingham
Guy Middleton ...
Smith
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Henry Mason
Gerald Case ...
Peter Randall
Seymour Green ...
Weston
Eliot Makeham ...
George
Stanley Van Beers ...
Cartwright
Ellen Pollock ...
Miss Fossett
Morris Sweden ...
Pettigrew
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Barmaid
Arnold Bell ...
Police Inspector
Philip Ray ...
Bearded Tramp
Michael Ward ...
Art Salesman
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An American has to guard da Vinci's "Madonna and Child" when it is being shown in Britain. When it arrives he suspects it is not the real painting. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Crime | Drama

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25 September 1953 (USA)  »

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Damgali adam  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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This was the first film that Godfrey Grayson directed which was not made by Hammer Film Productions. See more »

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In the brief scene where Paul Mitchell goes to an art gallery looking for a work by Henry Mason, the shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving back and forth on the upper wall behind Mitchell and the gallery's proprietor. See more »

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Compilation of clichés and formulas.
14 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

British mystery "quota" movie equivalent to Hollywood B's. This one was more equivalent to a Z. The production values are so cheap but it is the script that is a stupid wooden formula thing with so many obvious flaws in it.

The story is about museum artwork being stolen by replacing real paintings with fakes. This sounds interesting but trust me this rendition seemed like it was written by a 10 year old. It is nothing but a compilation of clichés and formulas.

If the Tate museum had such lax security...people crawling through windows in the boiler room--million dollar paintings with no alarms--ALL of their artwork would have been stolen.

DO NOT RECOMMEND


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