From a 21st century perspective this film benefits from its location shooting in the Liverpool of the late 1950s. Of particular interest are the landmark Art Deco Gerard Gardens flats with their magnificent main entrance, all sadly swept away in the 1980s.
Unfortunately, little else is as noteworthy. The storyline is weak and incoherent, with the interminably drawn-out ending arriving completely out of the blue. Screenplay and much of the acting are equally unhappy, with the poor kids being landed with some particularly gruesome dialogue. Stanley Baker was a fine actor, but he had to wait for Blind Date (1959) and Hell is a City (1960) for vehicles to do his sympathetic detective role justice.
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