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Million Dollar Manhunt (1956)
"Assignment Redhead" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  October 1956 (UK)
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Murderous master criminal Dumetrius flies to London from post-war Berlin plying his trade in counterfeit money and false travel documents. To cover his tracks he later kills one passenger ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Denning ...
Major Gregory Keen
Carole Mathews ...
Hedy Bergner
Ronald Adam ...
Danny Green ...
Yotti Blum
Brian Worth ...
Capt. Peter Ridgeway
Jan Holden ...
Sally Jennings
Hugh Moxey ...
Sgt. Tom Coutts
Peter Swanwick ...
Mons. Paul Bonnet
Elwyn Brook-Jones ...
Digby Mitchel (as Elwyn Brook - Jones in closing credits)
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
Col. Julian Fentriss M.I.5. (as Ronald Leigh - Hunt in closing credits)
Robert O'Neil ...
Capt. Hank Godowski
Paul Hardtmuth ...
Dr. Buchmann (as Paul Hardmuth)
Bill Nagy ...
Alex Gallier ...
Max Rubenstein
Robert Bruce ...
Staff Officer


Murderous master criminal Dumetrius flies to London from post-war Berlin plying his trade in counterfeit money and false travel documents. To cover his tracks he later kills one passenger and frames another who then hides out with a cabaret cigarette girl. On the case is an American Major working for British intelligence. Unfortunately he in turn falls for a chanteuse who is under Dumetrius' control. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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October 1956 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Col. Julian Fentriss, M.I.5.: Look, you stand in the street and I'll take the buttons off your coat at seventy miles an hour - as long as I know you're going to jump !
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Grand Guignol
Music by Allan Gray
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Butcher's Film fiasco
12 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Butcher's Film Productions made a mixed bag of films for sure but ASSIGNMENT REDHEAD has to be one of their very worst. It's a sloppily made post-war thriller with bad editing and a generally dull murder mystery storyline that never seems to go anywhere despite the intriguing storyline. In it, the authorities are hunting for a master criminal who they know was travelling on a particular plane. They have a cast of suspects to choose from, but which of them is it?

The format of the film is of a stodgy police procedural with little incident or action to recommend it, and when the action does hit it's very uninteresting. It doesn't help that few of the British cast members are up to the job of putting on a convincing European accent, and there's a romantic sub-plot that drags things down still further. Although I consider myself a fan of Butcher's Films I think this is their worst yet.

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