Ex regimental commander Colonel Merton catches one of his former NCOs burglarizing his house and investigates to find the reason behind this desperate act.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ripper ...
Mechanic
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Wolf Merton
Hugh Williams ...
Tim
Michael Medwin ...
Ginger Edwards
George Cole ...
John Summers
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Leonard Pirry
Duncan Lamont ...
Don Cope
Arthur Howard ...
Bertram Slake
Marc Sheldon ...
Wounded Officer
Campbell Singer ...
War Office Clerk
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Adjutant
Nicholas Phipps ...
Regular Officer
Peter Martyn ...
Sentry
Robert Adair ...
Luigi
Elizabeth Digby-Smith ...
Telephone Operator
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When Ex Colonel Merton discovers a burglar ransacking his home, he is shocked to find out that the thief is a former trooper from his tank regiment. When the thief escapes, Merton tries to contact former members of the regiment, in order to find out what set the thief on the road to crime. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Based on the novel Line on Ginger by Robin Maugham.

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13 January 1954 (Sweden)  »

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The Intruder  »

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Jack Hawkins as a Compassionate Colonel
20 August 2014 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Jack Hawkins plays a Colonel of a tank corps during world war two.After the war he finds a burglar in his home who turns out to be Michael Medwin who was one of his loyalist soldiers during the war.It turns out that he is on the run from prison having been sent there for manslaughter.The story of how Medwin arrived at that spot is dealt with by flashbacks.A couple of them ,such as that with Arthur Howard,don't add very much too the plot.What this film does tell us about is the trouble that many ex servicemen had in adapting back to civilian life.The cast is excellent and is very entertaining.However I found the end a bit of a disappointment and rather an anti climax.Not seen now,it deserves an airing.There is a great cameo from Denis Price who nearly steals the film with his cowardly Captain.


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