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The Circle (1957)

The Vicious Circle (original title)
When Dr Howard Latimer finds the German Actress that he has just met at London Airport murdered in his flat, it leads him into the world of murder, blackmail and a fake passport scam.

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Derek Farr ...
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Maj. Harrington aka Robert Brady (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Roland Culver ...
Mervyn Johns ...
Dr. George Kimber
René Ray ...
Mrs. Ambler (as Rene Ray)
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David Williams ...
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Hal Osmond ...
Joe - Golf Caddy
Gillian Moran
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When Dr Howard Latimer finds the German Actress that he has just met at London Airport murdered in his flat, it leads him into the world of murder, blackmail and a fake passport scam.

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Kaufmann phones Latimer asking him to collect Frieda Veldon from London Airport on the 3:15 flight from Berlin. Putting the receiver down Latimer tells Windsor he's to meet her at 6pm - but no such arrival time was stated. See more »

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Soldiers of the Queen
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Music by Leslie Stuart
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Very English Hitchcock wannabe.
30 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This interesting - if flawed - Hitchcock wannabe, unexpectedly delights in the period snapshots of London circa 1957/8. The embankment / London Zoo / 'London Airport', together with lots of cigarettes and social etiquette. Mills is accomplished in the role of the consultant/surgeon thrown into a game of 'cat and mouse', even if the dénouement is a little corny.

In addition to the cameos by Lionel Jeffries, and a relatively young Wilfred Hyde-White, Roland Culver cuts a familiar, yet enigmatic, figure as the all-seeing, all-knowing Inspector - far better than many similar roles in some Hitchcock thrillers.


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