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Norman Conquest (1953)
"Park Plaza 605" (original title)

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A private detective solves a murder of which he has been accused, and tracks down a gang of jewel smugglers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Conway ...
Norman Conquest
Eva Bartok ...
Nadina Rodin
Joy Shelton ...
Pixie Everard
Sidney James ...
Supt. Williams
Richard Wattis ...
Theodore Feather
Carl Jaffe ...
Boris Roff
Frederick Schiller ...
Ivan Burgin
Robert Adair ...
Baron von Henschel
Anton Diffring ...
Gregor
Ian Fleming ...
Colonel Santling
Edwin Richfield ...
Mr. Reynolds
Michael Balfour ...
Ted Birston
Martin Boddey ...
Stumpy
Terence Alexander ...
Hotel Manager
Victor Platt ...
Taxi Driver
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A private detective solves a murder of which he has been accused, and tracks down a gang of jewel smugglers.

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Crime | Drama

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11 September 1953 (USA)  »

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30 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I bought this film because I'm interested in the British b film era of the 1950s and I didn't believe that I'd ever seen it before. The score by Philip Green (not the retail entrepreneur), and in particular a smug and highly irritating theme which recurs throughout the score, made me realise that I had seen it many years before. I wasn't able to recall a solitary frame of it however. Hardly surprising. Most of the clichés of the era are present: a suave, gentleman detective played by Tom Conway (George Sanders' brother, don't you know) in a particularly smug and irritating manner it has to be said (perhaps Philip Green's music wasn't that wide of the mark after all); sinister foreigners, unreal characters seemingly unshocked by violence and murder, toe curling behaviour from all and sundry. Based on the Norman Conquest (not that one) novels which were written by Berkeley Gray, Gray wrote over 800 of the blighters.

Bizarrely, its director, Bernard Knowles, directed Magical Mystery Tour for the Beatles fourteen years later. I am the walrus this ain't.

All in all Park Plaza 605 can be summarised as mediocre and lifeless rubbish from the golden age of the British second feature. Buy it now from Odeon Entertainment!


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