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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Hanley ...
Jerry Marsh
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Mary Plack
Leslie Dwyer ...
Robert Plack
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Martin Bremner
Beatrice Varley ...
Mrs. Marsh
Michael Golden ...
Rakoff
Valerie Hanson ...
Karen
Vincent Ball ...
Ted Lintott
Edwin Richfield ...
Geoff Morgan
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George Amble
Robert Rietty ...
Mario
James Raglan ...
Rackton
Frank Atkinson ...
Landlord
Edie Martin ...
Elderly Lady
Peter Swanwick ...
Holiday-maker
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When young reporter and amateur biker Jerry Marsh investigates a mysterious hooded figure on a motorbike, he discovers crooks hiding out in a ruined castle with atomic sabotage on their minds... Written by Allen Dace <a.w.dace@maff.gov.uk>

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Jerry writes for the "Swanhaven News and Mail", run by Robert Plack. See more »

Quotes

George Amble: I ain't goin' down by the lane - I'm goin' to take a short cut 'cross the castle grounds.
Landlord: Oh-ho - 'tis full moon tonight George. Look out the Black Monk don't get you.
George Amble: To Hell with the Black Monk!
Landlord: That's right. 'Tis supposed to be Old Nick hisself - so the story goes...
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Graduation March
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Music by Lester B. Hart
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not the British 'Wild One'
10 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you remove the thought that Jimmy Hanley is the British Marlon Brando in this biker movie made around the same time as the classic 'The Wild One', then you might enjoy this laid-back tale of smugglers, deceit, dads, and dark pubs.

Jerry (Hanley) is a reporter who rides a motorbike despite the disapproval of his parents - the fact that he seems rather elderly is neither here nor there! There's a girlfriend, a local legend of a ghost, and a nice comic turn from a young Kenneth Connor.

The local rich chappie and maybe villain of the piece is Lionel Jeffries, in a reliable performance. Hanley himself is adequate but perhaps an actor like Albert Finney would have been so much more interesting as Jerry. However, 'The Black Rider' is a good wheeze and a decent little B movie.


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