MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,526 this week

The Limping Man (1953)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 208 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 5 critic

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.

Director:

(as Charles De Latour)

Writers:

(adapted for the screen by), (adapted for the screen by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 8245 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 904 titles
created 17 Feb 2012
 
a list of 446 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 445 titles
created 13 Jul 2012
 
a list of 988 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Limping Man" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Limping Man (1953)

The Limping Man (1953) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Limping Man.

Videos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Frank Prior
Moira Lister ...
Pauline French
Alan Wheatley ...
Inspector Braddock
...
Detective Cameron
Hélène Cordet ...
Helene Castle
Andre Van Gyseghem ...
George - Stage Doorman (as André Van Gyseghern)
Tom Gill ...
Stage Manager
Bruce Beeby ...
Kendal Brown
Rachel Roberts ...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 December 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Limping Man  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Jean Marsh. See more »

Soundtracks

I Couldn't Care Less
by Cy Endfield (as Hugh Raker) and Arthur Wilkinson
Sung by Hélène Cordet
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining B-movie, but beware of the ill-conceived ending.
19 November 2003 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

It was quite common in the '50s for British B-pictures to feature a fairly famous American star in the main role. Presumably most British B-movies would not otherwise have been granted an American release. In this film, it is the turn of Lloyd Bridges to lend his talents to a brief, brisk and reasonably entertaining mystery flick.

Bridges plays Franklin Pryor, a former US soldier returning to Britain in the 1950s to rekindle a wartime romance with Pauline French (Moira Lister). As he disembarks from the plane at London Heathrow, Pryor witnesses the assassination of another passenger, gunned down by a sniper as he walks from the plane to the terminal. To make matters worse, when Pryor reunites with his old flame she seems to know more about the killing than she is letting on. The police even begin to suspect that Pryor himself may have had a role in the murder.

The script is reasonably engrossing, starting with the mysterious murder and building from there with plenty more intriguing goings-on. Indeed, for a while the film threatens to become something far cleverer and far more unpredictable than most films of its ilk. However, it is let down (badly at that) by a totally thoughtless twist ending which will have most viewers groaning in disappointment. Still, apart from the feeble climax this is a decent little thriller, well worth 80 minutes (or thereabouts) of anybody's time. It's a difficult film to track down, but if you're lucky enough to find it it'll do nicely for a rainy day.


21 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Stephen Boyd? end2end
The Limping Man jeanette-21
Discuss The Limping Man (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?