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Dangerous Cargo (1954)

| Crime, Drama | May 1954 (UK)
A gang tries to rob a cargo of bullion from an airport.

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Janie Matthews
Jack Watling ...
Tim Matthews
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Pliny
Richard Pearson ...
Noel Butler
Terence Alexander ...
Harry Fraser
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Luigi
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Security Officer Findley
Genine Graham ...
Diana
Trevor Reid ...
Watson
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Arthur Rigby ...
Feathers
John H. Watson ...
Tomkins
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A gang tries to rob a cargo of bullion from an airport.

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Music by Johann Strauss
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Fun, well-plotted British thriller
25 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A nice little B-movie thriller from mid-'50s Britain. The star of the show is one Jack Watling, who plays a mild-mannered airport employee who hooks up with an old war buddy (Terence Alexander) and embarks on a short-lived gambling career. Unfortunately for him, before long he's in debt with a loan shark, and a gang of bullion robbers have him in their sights. How will he get out of it?

This is a short, snappy thriller, well-paced and with an interesting story and characters to propel it along. The leading characters are flawed but a little too wholesome to really get behind, but the supporting characters are really interesting. Especially Alexander, playing against type as a spiv sort of character, and he's excellent - charming, and ruthless too. Watch out for John Le Mesurier being completely unconvincing as an Italian called Luigi!


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