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The Circle (1957)
"The Vicious Circle" (original title)

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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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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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Lisa Daniely ...
David Williams ...
The Detective Sergeant
Diana Lambert ...
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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The shadow of the cameraman is thrown in front of him as he shoots the the villains' arrival at London Airport. See more »

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Soldiers of the Queen
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Music by Leslie Stuart
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Doctor in distress
25 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a plot driven movie and extremely entertaining. Nothing startling or original within the plot, but crucially, it moves along at a great pace and therefore keeps your attention. I didn't really notice the acting which I guess is a good thing. John Mills was fine but did seem to take everything in his stride somewhat considering how his life was falling apart around him. He would be clumped on the head, stand up 20 seconds later, dust himself down and carry on as if nothing had happened. A minor quibble in a film with a strong story, authentic locations and a plot that continually keeps you guessing right up to its conclusion.


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