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A WWII veteran goes back to England after the war only to discover that his wartime sweetheart has got mixed up with a dangerous spy ring.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Prior
Moira Lister ...
Pauline French
Alan Wheatley ...
Inspector Braddock
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Detective Cameron
Hélène Cordet ...
Helene Castle
Andre Van Gyseghem ...
George - Stage Doorman (as André Van Gyseghern)
Tom Gill ...
Stage Manager
Bruce Beeby ...
Kendal Brown
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Barmaid
Lionel Blair ...
Dancer
Robert Harbin ...
Harper LeStrade - Magician
Charles Bottrill ...
The Xylophonist
Verne Morgan ...
Henry Stone - Cab Driver
Marjorie Hume ...
Landlady (as Marjory Hume)
Raymond Rollett ...
Jones - Bar Owner
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American Frank Pryor (Lloyd Bridges)) arrives in London to take up an interrupted romance with Pauline French (Moira Lister), whom he hasn't seen in six years. At the airport a man standing alongside Pryor is slain by an unseen sniper, and he is detained by Scotland Yard for questioning. Released, he goes to Pauline's apartment, and learns that she had an intimate association with the slain man and is not interested in talking about it. Scotland Yard also knows this and Pryor and Pauline are kept under surveillance. After complications involving the dead man's wife, it is found that the man Pauline knows isn't dead at all and isn't who he is supposed to be. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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11 December 1953 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Pity about the ending.......
12 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Limping Man is a fairly bland British B grade Noir with Lloyd Bridges imported from America to play the lead role and add appeal to a wider audience. The plot follows a reasonably intriguing path towards what should/could have been a dramatic conclusion before reaching a disappointing ending that might have been borrowed from a children's story. Despite this, the film has its moments with fine performances from Bridges and Alan Wheatley as the Inspector. Leslie Phillips appears as the inspector's subordinate and, as always, is typecast as the ladies man who ogles everything in a dress.

Although the ending is flawed the film still has appeal as an interesting example of British Film Noir.


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