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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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Maj. Harrington aka Robert Brady (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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Dr. George Kimber
René Ray ...
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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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A nice jaunt thru a labyrinth.
4 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film is a remake of a 1956 BBC serial called'My Friend Charles',& as such gallops thru the material in a relatively short time.I found it fast moving,enjoyable & unpretentious.Did anyone else notice the scenes,towards the end,where John Mills was being gassed?-the producers obviously decided to omit the scenes-maybe censorship?,but notice when he's sat by the window of the flat,deep breathing closely followed by similar scenes with the car window open. The Francis Durbridge serials all seemed to inhabit the same universe,that of unexplained happenings,people being not what they seem & the villain being someone close to the hero/victim.A predictable universe in some ways,but one with its own rules & regulations.


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