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Shoot First (1953)

Rough Shoot (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Thriller | 15 May 1953 (USA)
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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Taine
Laurence Naismith ...
Blossom
Denis Lehrer ...
Reimann
Marius Goring ...
Hiart
Karel Stepanek ...
Diss
Powys Thomas ...
Ambulance Driver
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Cecily
Robert Dickens ...
Tommy
Megs Jenkins ...
Mrs. Powell
Ellis Irving ...
Wharton
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Magda
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Hassingham
Cyril Raymond ...
Cartwright
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Sandorski
Roland Culver ...
Randall
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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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A not so bad espionage yarn.

A Hitchcock like espionage movie shot by the American director Robert Parrish in England, in the early 50's. We had already seen this kind of try with Jacques Tourneur's CIRCLE OF DANGER, except that this latest film was not an espionage one.

It's surprising to see Joel Mc Crea in a non western feature. And it's a pretty good success. As far as I remember, and perhaps I am wrong because I did not see it since twenty years, the Tourneur's movie included a hunting party too, but perhaps not at the beginning, like this one.

We easily feel the British influence in this programmer, and not only through the actors. But the general atmosphere sounds nevertheless mainly from the USA.

A fairly good caper film.


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