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Director:
Writers:
Ray Cooney (screenplay) and
Tony Hilton (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
October 1960 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A Police Inspector follows the trail and circumstances of the murder of a one-handed man back to a prisoner-of-war camp in Burma in 1946. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Derek Bond ... Roberts / Roger Crawshaw
Reed De Rouen ... Michael Brodie (as Reed de Rouen)
Bryan Coleman ... Adams
Walter Randall ... Japanese Commander
Tony Hilton ... Foster
Harold Scott ... Charlie Taplow
Ray Cooney ... Pollitt
Gwenda Ewen ... Nurse Johns
Michael Moore ... Dr. Metcalfe
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Munyard
Ronald Wilson ... Doctor
Garard Green ... Simon Crawshaw
Jean Dallas ... Nurse Geiber
David Blake Kelly ... Marshall
Reginald Hearne ... Noel Brodie
Madeleine Burgess ... Mrs. Brodie

Frances Bennett ... Mother
Susan Reid ... Little Girl
Pat Hicks ... Mrs. Adams
John Norman ... Peter Adams

Directed by
Henry Cass 
 
Writing credits
Ray Cooney (screenplay) and
Tony Hilton (screenplay)

Ray Cooney (original story) and
Tony Hilton (original story)

Produced by
Bill Luckwell .... producer
Derek Winn .... associate producer (as D.E.A. Winn)
 
Original Music by
Wilfred Burns 
 
Cinematography by
Walter J. Harvey (photography) (as James Harvey)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Jordan Hill  (as Robert Hill)
 
Art Direction by
John Earl 
 
Makeup Department
Jimmy Evans .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clive Midwinter .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jimmy Shingfield .... assistant director (as James Shingfield)
Barrie Melrose .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jack Elliott .... property buyer (uncredited)
Gilbert Wood .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
Tom Buchanan .... boom operator (uncredited)
Ray Hole .... assistant sound (uncredited)
Fred Newton .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gus Drisse .... camera operator
Brian Cummings .... focus puller (uncredited)
Ted Reed .... still photographer (uncredited)
Alan Rowland .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brenda Gardner .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Michael Burrage .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Wilfred Burns .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jane Buck .... continuity
Joyce Herlihy .... production secretary (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
61 min
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Color:
Black and White (archive footage) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating)

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Continuity: Stock footage of the initial engine of the express train to Norwich is a different engine to the subsequent engine as mentioned in the above goof.See more »

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Lost The Plot, 26 May 2013
Author: malcolmgsw from london

I am extremely indebted to the other reviewers of this Butchers B Movie since i realised after viewing it that i had rather lost the plot.I just could not fathom out what was happening.Mind you when a film starts with the subtitle "Burma 1946" and starts with scenes set in the Second world war you are bound to be a bit mystified.As has been stated by other reviewers the best part of the film is the opening 7 minutes set in Burma.The rest of the film rather lets it all down.The climax in particular is extremely badly handled.The ending is predictable and ironic but there is a total lack of suspense.You would think that with just an hour to tell a story that it could be kept fairly straightforward,but alas the producers of this film failed to achieve that.

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