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Tiger in the Smoke (1956)

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In wartime a young officer is killed during a raid to kill a German general at the house that used to belong to his grandmother. Before he dies he talks about a treasure that was hidden ... See full summary »

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Geoffrey Leavitt
Muriel Pavlow ...
Meg Elgin
Tony Wright ...
Jack Havoc (aka Johnny Cash)
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Tiddy Doll the Gang Leader
Alec Clunes ...
Asst. Commissioner Oates
Laurence Naismith ...
Canon Avril
Christopher Rhodes ...
Chief Inspector Luke
Charles Victor ...
Will
Thomas Heathcote ...
Rolly Gripper
Sam Kydd ...
Tom Gripper
Kenneth Griffith ...
Crutches
Gerald Harper ...
Duds Morrison
Wensley Pithey ...
Detective Sergeant Pickett
Stanley Rose ...
Uncle
Stratford Johns ...
Police Constable
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In wartime a young officer is killed during a raid to kill a German general at the house that used to belong to his grandmother. Before he dies he talks about a treasure that was hidden there. Several years later the members of that group are still together as a street band living in a cellar. The last of the gang who was chosen for his skills as a ruthless killer escapes from prison in a rampage of killing and, obsessed with the treasure takes the gang to France to recover it Written by nickjg

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18 March 1957 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Brott i dimma  »

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The first of Four films and 1 TV series that Roy Ward Baker would direct Laurence Naismith in. See more »

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Pretty good movie. Interesting aspect of the adaptation.
1 March 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Pretty good movie this.

The adapters very sensibly completely omitted the vapid Albert Campion and the pallid Amanda. As usual with Margery Allingham, they are entirely redundant to the plot, and I've never found either of them even slightly credible.

The ending shows the British cinema's usual utter inability to deal with landscape.


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