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The Limping Man (1953)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  11 December 1953 (USA)
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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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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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Sung by Hélène Cordet
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It Can't Overcome the Ending
29 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a parody of "The Famous Writers' School" a teacher recommends that no matter what corner you have painted yourself into, literarily, you can always end it with "then I got run over by a truck." In this film the audience is run over by a truck. It takes a nicely orchestrated set of events and cheapens them badly. This is the tale of a man who finds himself in the middle of some intrigue and blackmail. There are nice plot twists all along the way, especially involving the female protagonist who has gotten herself in some big time trouble. Lloyd Bridges is sort of along for the ride. We keep waiting for him to be more than an observer, but he never rises above that. Still I was involved until the moronic ending.


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