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Meet Mr. Callaghan (1954)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  June 1954 (UK)
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Direputable Private Detective Slim Callaghan is hired to investigate a murder and a will change in London.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Derrick De Marney ...
Slim Callaghan (as Derrick de Marney)
Harriette Johns ...
Peter Neil ...
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Mayola Verville
Larry Burns ...
Darky
Trevor Reid ...
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Jeremy Meraulton
Roger Williams ...
Frank Henderson ...
Paul Meraulton
Frank Sieman ...
Delphi Lawrence ...
Effie Perkins
Belinda Lee ...
Jenny Appleby
Michael Partridge ...
Brenda Gay ...
William Meraulton's Secretary
Robert Adair ...
August Meraulton
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Direputable Private Detective Slim Callaghan is hired to investigate a murder and a will change in London.

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Crime | Drama

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June 1954 (UK)  »

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Callaghan, o aristrokratis detective  »

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The title melody "Meet Mr. Callahan" was picked-up in tempo and became a 1952 double-chart topper for both Les Paul and for the Harry Grove Trio, and remains a durable standard. See more »

Quotes

Slim Callaghan: Handing Darky bank notes: Take this on account.
Darky: On account of what?
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Remake of Meet Mr. Callaghan (1952) See more »

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Meet Mr. Callahan
Music by Eric Spear
Theme under opening credits and as leitmotif.
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Classic British Detective Film
4 February 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Derrick de Marney plays private detective Slim Callaghan in this fast paced British mystery. Callaghan is a bright, fast talking fellow, but still his detective agency has fallen on hard times. So when a young socialite drops in at his office close to midnight and drops 500 pounds sterling on his desk he jumps at the case. The heiress wants Callaghan to protect her as she fears her wealthy stepfather may be murdered and that the guilty person will implicate her.

Callaghan smells something fishy right away, but can't turn down the cash. When he learns that the stepfather has already been murdered he begins to suspect his client may be the killer. Still, he works hard and quickly to gather information. He probes all angles and doesn't miss a chance to fatten his own wallet at every opportunity.

This is the second film based on the character created by Peter Cheyney. The first film is Uneasy Terms, with Michael Rennie playing Slim Callaghan.


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