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The Limping Man (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 11 December 1953 (USA)
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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(as Charles de Lautour)

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Cast

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Frank Prior
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Pauline French
Alan Wheatley ...
Inspector Braddock
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Cameron
Hélène Cordet ...
Helene Castle
Bruce Beeby ...
Kendall Brown
Andre Van Gyseghem ...
Stage Door Keeper (as André Van Gyseghern)
Tom Gill ...
Stage Manager
Lionel Blair ...
The Dancer
Robert Harbin ...
The Magician
Charles Bottrill ...
The Xylophonist
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Barmaid
Verne Morgan ...
Stone
Raymond Rollett ...
Jonas
Irissa Cooper ...
The Maid
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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>

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What strange secret walked side by side with ... The Limping Man.


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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Jean Marsh. See more »

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I Couldn't Care Less
by Cy Endfield (as Hugh Raker) and Arthur Wilkinson
Sung by Hélène Cordet
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The Ending Is A Big Let Down
14 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You mean to tell me I watched 1 hour 16 minutes of this somewhat interesting film for last 1 1/2 minutes to be this big of a let down?!! I feel like I lost my mind with this ending - like I was just cheated. The finale really is a cop-out and I am not kidding. I don't know if I should laugh at or be angry about it or what with this ending. You will just have to see this film from start to finish just to see this ending to understand the impact of how weird it is and it will leave you scratching your head wondering why I wasted 1 hour 16 minutes of time with this film.

Outside of the ending, it's an okay film. Not grand but not all that bad. The singing parts I had to fast-forward through, her voice sounded like fingernails scratching a chalk board to my ears. But the story would have been fine if the ending matched the film better.

4/10


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