Private detective Edward Mercer goes to Venice at the request of a French insurance company to locate a brave Italian whom they wish to reward for his part in the rescue of an Allied airman... See full summary »
This film, which usually pops up in the midnight-dawn slot on the local ABC network, like a lot of the old Rank, Gaumont British and Gainsborough films tend to do, is interesting for the performance of William Russell, better known to most as Doctor Who's Ian Chesterton, back in the days when his movie career seemed to be a going prospect. He's perfect for the role he takes in this film, as his fairly straight-jawed demeanor makes him look altogether too uncomfortable for the situations he finds himself in.
Not the greatest film in the world (nor the longest) but solidly entertaining for the timeslot it finds itself in, especially if you're an insomniac like me. :)
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