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The Long Rope (1953)

The Large Rope (original title)
| Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1955 (USA)
A wrongly accused convict returns home, only to be maligned again.

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A wrongly accused convict returns home, only to be maligned again.

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Low budget British Mystery
7 July 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is one of my favourite low budget British mysteries from the 1950's. Houston stars as a man framed for a crime. He serves his time in prison and upon release goes back to the small rural town he grew up in. There, he is considered a crook and treated like an outcast. When a murder occurs in the town, everyone is quick to point their finger at him. Even the police believe he is guilty and a man hunt is initiated.

A small bit of fortune goes his way and he finds evidence that incriminates the real killer. Now it's a race against time as he tries to confront the real killer before he is captured by the police. This is a minor, low budget British mystery. But the performances are well above par, especially Mr. Houston, and I found this an enjoyable 70 minutes. STARS Donald Houston, Susan Shaw, Robert Brown, Peter Byrne, Richard Warner, Vanda Godsell.


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