A small time thief is recruited by a mobster to help with the racketeering. He doesn't like the job, but with the mob on his back, a femme fatale in his bed and a sick friend to care for, he will have to keep all his wits about him.
A young convict,Johnny Coulter, serving as a trustee and with only a year remaining on his sentence, is forced to participate in a prison break by one of the hardened criminals. They ... See full summary »
When he is pulled up in court for selling stuff on the street, Horace Pope says he was only doing it while waiting to enlist. The judge calls his bluff and forces him to sign up. Pope makes... See full summary »
Two cups of water splashed around are not going to cool down thick sheet metal that has just been blow-torched. And nobody in their right mind would be sticking their bare arm through any hole immediately after the last quarter inch has been blow-torched either. See more »
Economically shot on a low budget by Beaconsfield Studios this film has curiosity value for two small reasons; it was the first speaking role by Sean Connery and one of the earliest films to feature a helicopter (Bell 47 CF-AKL). Interestingly one of the stars of the film (Robert Beatty) also shared a plot featuring a later version of the same helicopter type in the film "Where Eagles Dare".
It is a mildly atmospheric B movie which due to it's venerable age (it reaches it's half centenary in 2007) provides an interesting and nostalgic look at Canadian/British class values and aside from the aforementioned flying object is refreshingly free of UFO's, little green men or giant spiders as was the fashion in 1950 b-movies.
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