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Shoot First (1953)
"Rough Shoot" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Thriller  |  15 May 1953 (USA)
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U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Robert Taine and his wife Cecily live in a village in England. While hunting on some land he has recently purchased, he shoots a load of buckshot at a man he thinks is... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Col. Robert Taine
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Cecily Taine
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Sandorski
Roland Culver ...
Randall
Marius Goring ...
Hiart
Frank Lawton ...
Hassingham
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Magda
Cyril Raymond ...
Cartwright
Karel Stepanek ...
Diss
David Hurst ...
Lex
Denis Lehrer ...
Reimann
Laurence Naismith ...
Blossom
Megs Jenkins ...
Mrs. Powell
Robert Dickens ...
Tommy
Jack McNaughton ...
Inspector Matthews
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U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Robert Taine and his wife Cecily live in a village in England. While hunting on some land he has recently purchased, he shoots a load of buckshot at a man he thinks is a poacher but, upon examination, he discovers the man is dead and believes,at first, he has killed him. With the police and the Secret Service chasing him, he trails a suspect to London and this leads him to an espionage gang. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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originally "Rough Shoot" Meh
29 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"SHOOT FIRST" (1953) Joel Macrae - I like Joel Macrae but this one just left me quite bored. The cable guide gives it 3 stars, I'd give it one star.

Herbert Lom plays pivotal character, Sandorski.

How can such an exciting storyline be treated so shabbily? Even as I was watching it I thought it was as if they purposely toned-down the dynamic impact (typically British under-statement) in order to convey stark distance and a sort of clinical detachment.

Macrae plays an American Army officer in England who gets involved with some local Nazi spies. But that sounds way more exciting than the movie actually is.


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