Jean Talbot poses as a crook to infiltrate the gang who killed her jeweller father, Michael.

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Nicholas Conway
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Jean Talbot
Edward Underdown ...
Michael Conway
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Inspector Trubridge
Robert Raglan ...
Sgt. Perkins
Ethel O'Shea ...
Mrs. Conway
Martin Benson ...
Farnborough
Michael Kelly ...
Crouch
Anthony Pelly ...
Bentock (as Tony Pelly)
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Wilbur
Robert Moore ...
Roger
John Watson ...
Paul
Bill Lowe ...
Walters
Michael Balfour ...
Parkes
Mike McCarthy ...
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Slightly plodding B-flick
19 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

RECOIL starts off on a strong footing with a well-directed action scene before descending into watchable, but slightly tedious, fare. I think what this film really lacks is a decent protagonist. Kieron Moore is fine as the anti-hero of the piece, but as the investigating hero, Elizabeth Sellars fails to cut the mustard. She doesn't have much in the way of charisma, and her acting isn't really up to scratch either.

The plot is quite simplistic and concerns the fortunes of jewel thieves who invariably fall out. B-movie director supremo John Gilling makes such to include plenty of fist fights to keep his narrative moving but these seem superfluous to the actual plotting and are merely included to keep audiences awake. The ending is quite lively but then it needs to be to make up for the routine hour that preceded it.


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