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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.


(as Charles de Lautour)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Prior
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
Lionel Blair ...
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


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 <>

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Release Date:

11 December 1953 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Decent Noir
27 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a kind of "B" picture but it has a good cast and the story is intriguing enough. It stars Lloyd Bridges and Moira Lister, two good actors. An assassination happens as Frank Prior (Bridges) gets off a plane in London, where he is to see Pauline French (Lister) for the first time in six years, since the war. The person who was assassinated, Kendall Brown, is known to Pauline French and Scotland Yard is on the case. Frank tries to help French in trying to find out how she in involved. The Limping Man of the title is a shadowy figure, which is why I'm calling this a noir film. Its pretty good, but the ending, which I won't divulge, is strange. Its fun to watch up till then and, at 75 minutes, goes by quickly. Obviously not perfect, its good Saturday afternoon watching.

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