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Meet Mr. Callaghan (1954)

| Crime, Drama | June 1954 (UK)
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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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: What would I be doing, wandering around a bunch of stiffs, early in the morning?
Darky: If you thought you'd get anything by it, you'd sit up all night in a sewer double-crossing the rats.
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Remake of Meet Mr. Callaghan (1952) See more »

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Wie sich die Zeiger weiterdrehn
Music by Eric Spear
German Lyrics by Bruno Balz
Performed also by Liselotte Malkowsky & Werner Müller
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Poor Mans version of Sam Spade
29 April 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Derrick De Marney plays Slim Callaghan as a poor mans version of Sam Spade or Phillip Marlowe rather unsuccessfully.The air of world wide cynicism may work for Bogart or Dick Powell but it doesn't work for him.This is one of those rather over plotted thrillers where the private eye is always one step ahead of the dimwitted police and the actual killer comes as little surprise when the identity is revealed in the denouement.In the meantime Adrienne Corri is given time to warble a ballad in a nightclub and show a lot of fiery temperament.There is the usual attempt at a funny sidekick,from an actor i do not remember>Michae Balfour who normally fills these roles has a small part as a bartender.Fairly undistinguished all round.


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