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Murder on Approval (1955)
"Barbados Quest" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Mystery  |  July 1955 (UK)
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J. D. Everleigh, a wealthy American, purchases a rare stamp in London from Geoffrey Blake, who says he represents Robert Coburn, a stamp agent. Everleigh begins to suspect the stamp is a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Conway ...
Delphi Lawrence ...
Jean Larson
Brian Worth ...
Geoffrey Blake
Michael Balfour ...
Barney Wilson
Campbell Cotts ...
Robert Coburn
John Horsley ...
Det. Insp. Taylor
Ronan O'Casey ...
Stefan Gordoni
Launce Maraschal ...
J.D. Everleigh
Colin Tapley ...
Lord Valchrist
Alan Gifford ...
Henry Warburg
Grace Arnold ...
Lady Hawksley
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Mustachioed Henchman (as John Collicos)
Mayura ...
Yasmina
John Watson ...
Detective Sgt. Grant
Reggie Morris ...
Cleanshaven Henchman (as Reg Morris)
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J. D. Everleigh, a wealthy American, purchases a rare stamp in London from Geoffrey Blake, who says he represents Robert Coburn, a stamp agent. Everleigh begins to suspect the stamp is a counterfeit and hires private-detective Tom Martin to investigate. In London, Martin, assisted by Barney Wilson, a reformed crook, learns that the real stamp is still in the hands of Lady Hawksley but she refuses to show it to him. Martin gets friendly with Lady Hawksley's secretary, Jean Larson, and learns that Blake is a neer-do-well nephew of Lady Hawksley. Murder also rears its ugly head as Martin finds clues that seem to indicate that everybody he encounters is involved in one way or another with stamp counterfeiting. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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pale imitation of The Saint
9 February 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Given that this film was made for distribution by RKO Radio maybe it is not surprising that this comes out as a rather pale imitation of The Saint and Falcon films made by RKO in the 1940s,in which Tom Conway appeared.He is called "the Duke" and has a comedy sidekick who is feebly played by Michael Balfour>In fact I recall that one of the Saint pictures had a plot revolving around stamps.Here every cliché in the book is thrown in.Bodies that disappear witnesses who do a runner.Everything about this production feels tired and second rate not least Tom Conway who is clearly just going through the motions.Merely a time passer.


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