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Tears for Simon (1956)

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An 18 month old baby disappears in London. Detective Inspector Craig tries to find the child but there aren't many clues.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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David Knight ...
Lee Cochrane
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Anthony Oliver ...
Sgt. Lyel
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Kelly's landlady
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Anne Paige ...
Nanny
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Mrs. Jeffries
Anna Turner ...
Mrs. Robey
Everley Gregg ...
Viscountess
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Sgt. Davies
Irene Prador ...
Mitzi
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Miss Gill (as Anita Bolster)
Beverley Brooks ...
Pam
Brenda Hogan ...
Sue's secretary
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An 18 month old baby disappears in London. Detective Inspector Craig tries to find the child but there aren't many clues.

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4 January 1957 (USA)  »

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Ice Cream Seller in the Park: What are you trying to do, get off with me?
Det. Insp. Craig: I'm a police officer.
Ice Cream Seller in the Park: That's no guarantee of good behaviour!
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Pleasant Surprise
5 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film really is as good as people say. It's worth watching for the locations, the photography and that gallery of British stars. As soon as I saw Joan Hickson chatting to Barbara Windsor about lipstick shades I was hooked. The script is often funny, despite the harrowing subject matter (every parent's nightmare), but I can't help feeling it would have been much better directed if made 10

years earlier. Films of the 40s had a comic snap that the 50s lost. In fact, it sometimes looks like a 40s script made in the 50s. It's just that opportunities for comedy are lost. A film with this structure is picaresque - it's an excuse to get your foot in the door and nose around other people's front rooms and meet a lot of people you wouldn't otherwise. More could have been made of the

encounters with Thora Hird ("Take the door with you, dear, as far as it will go.") and the fat lady in the newsagents who blames the Russians. Why the

Russians? "Well, if we knew that we'd know everything." The boy on the bike

could have been more of a character. And the girl at the garage (gas station to you) is just a Rank starlet with her painfully refined accent and crisp summer dress (for dispensing petrol?). Some of the best bits are back at the police

station with the excellent David Farrar and the sergeants who have to read a

pile of trashy novels as part of the investigation. Well worth a look.


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