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Thunder Over Tangier (1957)

Man from Tangier (original title)
International crook Armstrong flees post-war Tangier with priceless forgery plates. International crook Voss sends pretty Michele after him. Arriving in London, Armstrong accidentally swaps... See full summary »

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Chuck
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Michele
Martin Benson ...
Voss
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Darracq
Leonard Sachs ...
Heinrich
Emerton Court ...
Armstrong
Richard Shaw ...
Johnny
Robert Raglan ...
Inspector Meredith
Harold Berens ...
Sammy
Jack Allen ...
Rex
Michael Balfour ...
Spade
Frank Forsyth ...
Sgt. Irons
Reginald Hearne ...
Walters
Fred Lake ...
Hotel Porter
Alex Gallier ...
Max
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International crook Armstrong flees post-war Tangier with priceless forgery plates. International crook Voss sends pretty Michele after him. Arriving in London, Armstrong accidentally swaps coats in a barber's shop with film actor Chuck Collins. Through an address in his new coat's pocket, Collins meets up with Michele. Voss' partner, international crook Heinrich, starts to sense a double-cross. When Armstrong is thrown out of his hotel window, the police start to sense foul play. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Invitation to danger... Desire... And death!!!!

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Crime | Drama

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25 November 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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La Folle' Ronde
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Music by Wal Berg
KPM Music Ltd
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Exotic title for humdrum thrills
13 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe that films like this once made it onto the big screen, even as B-pictures. Actually, to call "The Man from Tangier" a B-picture is probably too kind, C-picture or D-picture might be more accurate.

The title was presumably intended to lure filmgoers with the promise of exotic thrills but only the first few minutes are set in Tangier (courtesy of some stock footage) and for the rest of the time we're back in grimy old London, more familiar Butchers Film territory. He-man hero Robert Hutton, via a ridiculous chain of coincidences, gets mixed up with foreign femme fatale Lisa Gastoni and her shady associates, whilst stoical Scotland Yard 'tec Ballard Berkeley mulls over the clues.

Lance Comfort made some interesting films during the immediate post-war boom in British cinema but the big break never materialised, leaving him becalmed in second-feature land. The anti-climactic ending to this effort (there's not even time for hero and heroine to say "I love you") suggests that, like the audience, he had lost all interest in the turgid tale of the Man from Tangier.


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