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Four Desperate Men (1959)

The Siege of Pinchgut (original title)
An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name.

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Victor Maddern ...
Carlo Giustini ...
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Ewan MacDuff ...
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An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name.

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THE MOST CHILLING ULTIMATUM EVER HURLED AT THE SCREEN!..."do what I say or I'll blow the whole city to hell!" (U.S. newspaper ad for "Four Desperate Men")


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My first viewing of this film
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"London Live" a U.k. t.v. channel is currently showing Ealing films daily from 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.I managed to see this film which was new to me despite having seen many films especially produced by Ealing.No it is not one of their comedies but is in the serious gangster genre set on location in Sydney, Australia.Other reviewers have outlined the plot so I won't repeat it.The only British actors I could identify were 1.Richard Vernon 2. Heather Sears. 3.Victor Maddern and U.S. actor Aldo Ray, the latter because he acted in some UK TV programmes.

American actors have great trouble with Australian accents.At first, as I missed the beginning, it was not clear why American robbers were in Australia.Were they supposed to be playing Aussies?This is one of the few Australian films to be shown on U.K. t.v.as we are more familiar with their "soaps" on t.v. e.g. "Home & Away" & "Neighbours".As this film was produced in 1959 the moral code was still in force so I knew the wanted men would get caught or receive their comeuppance.Watchable I gave it 6/10.


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