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23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)

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Famed American playwright Phillip Hannon is in London making revisions to his play currently running in the West End. He is doing this mundane work rather than write a new play since he has... See full summary »

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Cast

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Phillip Hannon
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Jean Lennox
Cecil Parker ...
Bob Matthews
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Miss Alice MacDonald
Maurice Denham ...
Inspector Grovening
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Barmaid at The Eagle
Liam Redmond ...
Joe
Isobel Elsom ...
Lady Syrett
Martin Benson ...
Pillings
Natalie Norwick ...
Janet Murch
Terence de Marney ...
Det. Sgt. Luce
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Famed American playwright Phillip Hannon is in London making revisions to his play currently running in the West End. He is doing this mundane work rather than write a new play since he has retreated from life following the recent and permanent loss of his sight. That retreat from life includes breaking off his engagement to his former secretary, Jean Lennox, who still loves him. One evening at his local pub, he overhears a conversation between a man and a woman that he knows involves criminal activity, what he surmises to be the kidnapping plot of a child in exactly one week's time. The local police patronizingly dismiss his report as the overactive imagination of a blind writer. With Jean and his faithful manservant Bob Matthews by his side - the former with some reluctance on Phil's part - Phil goes on a search to uncover the plot using what little pieces of information he has at hand, which includes the man's name being Evans, the woman, who is involved under duress, working as a ... Written by Huggo

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Mystery | Thriller

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27 July 1956 (West Germany)  »

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The department store visited by Alice MacDonald and Bob Matthews is genuine shop Barkers of Kensington. The 135 year old art-deco establishment closed in January 2006. See more »

Goofs

When leaving Lady Syrett's the first time, Bob puts Phil's scarf on his shoulders, then the camera angle changes and he puts it on him again. See more »

Quotes

Phillip Hannon: [blind man] Well how does it look? Is it beautiful?
Bob Matthews: Yes... yes, very beautiful - view, buildings.
Phillip Hannon: [sarcastically] You make it all so vivid, I can almost see it.
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References The House on 92nd Street (1945) See more »

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A well made thriller
20 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that work very well indeed. It is (in it's way) similar to Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW, except that film gets Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Thelma Ritter involved with more than just Raymond Burr's crime - it gets them involved with the lives of all their neighbors in that courtyard in Manhattan. Here the film pares down the involvement of Van Johnson, Vera Miles, and Cecil Parker into the solution of who is the target of a kidnapping plot, and where will it be pulled off. But the film is as full of twists as Hitchcock's best films, and has a neat twist in the final confrontation that beats out Raymond Burr's confrontation with Jimmy Stewart and Stewart's flash bulbs.


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