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Gideon of Scotland Yard (1958)
"Gideon's Day" (original title)

 -  Action | Comedy | Drama  -  February 1959 (USA)
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Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon starts his day off on the wrong foot when he gets a traffic-violation ticket from a young police officer. From there, his 'typical day" consists in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sally Gideon
Andrew Ray ...
P.C. Farnaby Green
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
The Chief
John Loder ...
The Duke
Barry Keegan ...
The Driver
Frank Lawton ...
Liggot
Michael Trubshawe ...
Golightly
Derek Bond ...
Det. Sgt. Eric Kirby
Grizelda Harvey ...
Mrs. Kirby (as Grizelda Hervey)
Henry B. Longhurst ...
The Vicar (as Henry Longhurst)
Doreen Madden ...
His daughter (The Vicar's)
Jack Watling ...
The Curate
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Herbert 'Birdie' Sparrow
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Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon starts his day off on the wrong foot when he gets a traffic-violation ticket from a young police officer. From there, his 'typical day" consists in learning that one of his most-trusted detectives has accepted bribes; hunts an escaped maniac who has murdered a girl; tracks a young girl suspected of a payroll robbery and, then, helps break up a bank robbery. His long day ends when he arrives at home and finds that his daughter has a date with the policeman who gave him a ticket that morning. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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ticket | robbery | payroll | policeman | bank | See more »

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24 Tension-Taut Hours in the Life of a Top Crime Fighter!

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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February 1959 (USA)  »

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1.66 : 1
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The film is credited with "Introducing Anna Massey" and was indeed her film debut. See more »

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Simon's surname is credited as Farnaby Green, despite the dialogue explicitly stating that it should be the hyphenated Farnaby-Green. See more »

Quotes

[Gideon goes to arrest a woman and is confronted by her lover who brandishes his gun at Gideon]
Insp. George Gideon: There's a police car outside with two men in it. And if you were fool enough to fire that gun...
Paul Delafield: I don't see why you should speak in the subjunctive. I *am* going to fire this gun.
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References The Pride and the Passion (1957) See more »

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A busy life in the day of Inspector Gideon of Scotland Yard...
3 May 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

JOHN FORD seems a strange choice to be directing a British film starring JACK HAWKINS in the role of a very busy Scotland Yard inspector who has no time for anyone else in his domestic life as long as he's on the trail of various culprits. ANNA LEE is his patient wife at home who's more concerned with raising two children and cooking meals to pay much attention to her husband's urgent calls of duty.

It's a very fragmented kind of story-telling, more a series of vignettes featuring Hawkins in his role as detective, getting able assistance from JOHN LODER (Hedy Lamarr's ex-hubby during the '40s). He covers cases involving a psychotic killer, a hit and run murder and a bank robbery--with some wit and sardonic humor injected into all the proceedings by director Ford. DEREK BOND, ANDREW RAY and ANNA MASSEY (her film debut) round out the supporting cast.

Summing up: Above average thanks to some interesting, very flawed characters involved in crime and a brisk pace and brief running time that deserves praise in this day of films that go on and on forever, although the film was not a critical or commercial success.


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