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The Dynamiters (1956)

The Gelignite Gang (original title)
Insurance investigator Jimmy Baxter searches for a gang of jewel robbers. His fiancée Sally does some sleuthing on her own and finds valuable clues. Baxter tracks the gang to its lair, but ... See full summary »

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Chris Chapman
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John Rutherford
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Popoulos
Arthur Young ...
Scobie
Lloyd Lamble ...
Detective Inspector Felby
Tony Doonan ...
Jagar
Mark Daly ...
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Ossie Waller ...
2ND Watchman (as Ossie Morris)
Bernadette Milnes ...
Kay Mallen
Hugh Miller ...
Crosby
Leigh Crutchley ...
Hopman
Bertha Russell ...
Mrs. Chapman
Monti DeLyle ...
Barton (as Monti De Lyle)
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Insurance investigator Jimmy Baxter searches for a gang of jewel robbers. His fiancée Sally does some sleuthing on her own and finds valuable clues. Baxter tracks the gang to its lair, but then Sally is kidnapped by Mr. G, the gang's secret mastermind. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAEL_PEM@aol.com>

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Opening credits: The characters in this photoplay are fictitious, and bear no resemblance to any real persons living or dead. See more »

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A henchman of Mr G is instructed by phone to beat up Baxter. However Baxter is ready for him and knocks him out. The obvious thing to do at that point would be to hold the man for questioning about the gang; but he just disappears from the film and is never seen again. See more »

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Better than you'd expect
2 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE GELIGNITE GANG is a fast-paced British B-picture from prolific director Francis Searle, who made tons of these low budget quota quickies for a couple of decades from the 1940s to the 1960s. The fun title hints at the plot of a sometimes intense cops-and-robbers flick in which an American insurance investigator helps police to search for members of a criminal gang who use explosives to commit their robberies.

Unlike a lot of similar fare from Butcher's Films and the like, THE GELIGNITE GANG doesn't hang around and offers plenty of incident to keep viewers engaged. The imported American star, Wayne Morris, blusters his way through a cast of well-drawn characters, including a young thief whose run-ins with the gang lead to his eventual downfall. The film cleverly plays up a murder mystery angle to the story, keeping you guessing as to the identity of the chief villain, while at the same time keeping the action and suspense bubbling along. It's a B-picture throughout, but a good one.


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