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Paul Carpenter ...
Paul Banner
Diane Hart ...
Maxine
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Judy
Freddie Mills ...
Bert Tarrant
Peter Sinclair ...
Old Tarrant
Arnold Bell ...
Spt. Faro
David Hannaford ...
Brian
Roddy Hughes ...
Mac
Edward French ...
Jimmy Mumby
June Ashley ...
Betty West
Rose Howlett ...
Mrs. Mumby
Freddie Watts ...
Joe the Publican
Mary Jones ...
Mrs. Snell
Charles Lamb ...
Mr. Lamb
Arthur Gross ...
Arthur Walker
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Maxine: I shall always look back on this as one of my gayest evenings - ruins, a body and Scotland Yard sandwiches. What more could a girl ask?
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Another assignment for Paul Banner
6 February 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Paul Carpenter the Canadian actor who died early aged 42, appears here with another actor and ex-boxer who died early Freddy Mills, in another investigative role for his screen persona of Paul Banner, see also Behind the Headlines 1956.Whereas he is a reporter on The Daily Comet in One Jump Ahead, in the former film he is running his own news agency.Other reviewers have already explained the plot so I will confine myself to other matters.

Yes it was a mystery how Freddy Mills came to die with a shotgun by his side in a turning off Oxford Street in 1965 - a bigger mystery than this film!Was it suicide or a gangland killing?The cheeky schoolboy who appears at the beginning and barely escapes with his life, I remember seeing doing commercials on t.v. in the 1950s for Rowntrees Fruit Gums.As in Behind the Headlines with Hazel Court, Paul has a faithful and helpful British girlfriend who puts up with the rigours of his job.It was an adequate length of time approx 60 plus or so and would have constituted a B film back in the 1950s.It was an interesting enough film and I enjoyed seeing some old 1950s actors in British cast films again.I rated it 6/10.


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