A man on a fishing trip with three of his friends receives a blow to the head that makes him lose his memory. Three years later it all comes back to him, but on the day it does one of the men who was on the trip with him turns up dead.
Crowds flock to a carnival sideshow to see "The Starving Man", a heavyset man who claims he can go 70 days without eating. However, a couple of murders occur at the carnival, resulting in the police becoming involved.
A man hires a hitman to kill him so his wife can collect on his life insurance. He changes his mind, but he must get to the killer and tell him so before the killer gets to him first. Written by
Dane Clark was one of the actors who went to England and made these
films for Hammer, Kit Parker Films, etc.
Here he stars in "Paid to Kill," a 1954 film also starring Anthony
Forwood, Paul Carpenter, and Cecile Chevreau.
Clark plays a businessman out of options when an important deal falls
through. Desiring security for his wife, whom he adores, he arranges
for someone to kill him.
We've seen this before, though it does contain a twist. However, it's
Clark was a John Garfield wannabe who had a prolific, if not
spectacular career in films and television for nearly five decades.
Anthony Forwood, a tall, handsome Brit, was married to Glynis Johns
before he became the manager and long-time companion of Dirk Bogarde.
He actually made a few films in the '50s before working behind the
I like these black and white British mystery/suspense films. Some are
better than others, but they manage to be entertaining.
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