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The Weapon (1956)

 -  Thriller  -  17 May 1957 (USA)
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A boy accidentally shoots a friend with a gun he found in the rubble of a destroyed building. The gun turns out to be a clue in a ten-year-old murder case.

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Elsa Jenner
Herbert Marshall ...
Insp. Mackenzie
Nicole Maurey ...
Vivienne
Jon Whiteley ...
Erik Jenner
George Cole ...
Joshua Henry
Laurence Naismith ...
Jamison
Stanley Maxted ...
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18 December 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

The problem with this thriller is that it relies to much on coincidences and unexplained plot developments.It is never explained why the boy's mother is American,we must assume that she is there fro American distributors.Why does George Cole become involved when,as the murderer he has managed to keep his head down for the last 10 years.In the middle of the film we have the biggest contrivance of the lot.Steve Cochran is supposed to be meeting Nicole Maurey at her flat.He is late,who is there but George Cole who murders her.We know there is a connection between them but what is it?Cole cosies up to Scott and just happens to be at her home when the boy phones.This leads to the final chase and Cole's death from a fall in a fight with Cochrane.Herbert Marshall is in there giving Cochrane 24 hours to sort things out,which he tries to do with all guns blazing.the most interesting part of this film is the location work.It shows area of the city of London still showing the after effects of the blitz some 11 years after the end of the war.


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