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Gideon of Scotland Yard (1958)

Gideon's Day (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | February 1959 (USA)
A typical day for Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon consists in working on several cases at the same time.

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Cast

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Sally Gideon
Andrew Ray ...
P.C. Farnaby Green
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
The Chief
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The Duke
Barry Keegan ...
The Driver
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Liggot
Michael Trubshawe ...
Golightly
Derek Bond ...
Sgt. Kirby
Grizelda Harvey ...
Mrs. Kirby (as Grizelda Hervey)
Henry B. Longhurst ...
The Vicar (as Henry Longhurst)
Doreen Madden ...
His daughter
Jack Watling ...
The Curate
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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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24 Tension-Taut Hours in the Life of a Top Crime Fighter!


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Trivia

Film debut of Anna Massey (she receives an "Introducing" credit). See more »

Goofs

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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Based on novel from series
9 July 2003 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

The novel 'Gideon's Day' was the first in the Gideon series by John Creasey (written under the pseudonym of J J Marric) and was published in 1955. Each book in the series followed 'G G' (George Gideon) through a period of time. Cases that came up during that time were not necessarily solved by the end of the novel: they were kind of a "slice of life" of (Creasey's image of) 50s Scotland Yard.

There are 21 novels in the Gideon series, as written by John Creasey, with the last one published in 1976 (2 years after his death). I did, however, once came across another Gideon novel, written after Creasey's death by another author using the name J J Marric. If you like the Gideon TV series and movie and are interested in the books, make SURE they are by Creasey as anything else is a very poor substitute.


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