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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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Just plain awful. See more (9 total) »

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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Language:
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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Goofs:
Plot holes: In the fight between Roberts and Noel Brodie, Brodie is pushed out the carriage of the express train to Norwich, in the middle of nowhere. He then appears with injuries, which would not be associated with someone having been pushed from an express train, in the denouement at the mill, with no indication as to how he arrived there and how he knew the place existed.See more »

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5 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Just plain awful., 18 August 2000
Author: lartronic from Akron, Ohio

Basically, the plot of this braindead AIP film concerns people who get their hands hacked off during WW2, so years later, some weirdo lops someones hand off, so they get the cops after him. This mystery-horror film is just plain awful, and the only worthwhile scenes are the ones at the beginning when the soldiers get their hands chopped off. Check this film out for that, but not for anything else.

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