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A government team researching cures for plague find their results put on the Official Secrets list. One of their number is so incensed by this that he lets the maimed and jealous companion ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Britton ...
Dr. Robert Marriott
Virginia Maskell ...
Dr. Lucy Byrne
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Alan Andrews
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Professor Sewell
Raymond Huntley ...
Sir George Gatting the Minister of Defense
Thorley Walters ...
Special Agent Prince
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Parsons, alias Bill Brown
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Arthur, lab orderly
Kenneth Griffith ...
Dr. Shole
Robert Bruce ...
Levers
Anthony Booth ...
Parkin
Basil Dignam ...
Dr Childs
Brian Oulton ...
Director
Sam Kydd ...
Slater
John Payne ...
Iverson
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A government team researching cures for plague find their results put on the Official Secrets list. One of their number is so incensed by this that he lets the maimed and jealous companion of a female colleague draw him into what, technically, could be a treasonable act. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Adequate UK TV-style Low-Budgeter
3 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A decently made,fairly entertaining attempt to make a mini-budget suspense spy thriller with a very familiar British cast;the supporting players are actually more characterful than leads Tony Britton and Virginia Maskell;Ian Bannen was usually cast in intense roles and he does a fine job here as a tortured and tragic soul disabled by circumstance,and there's reliable support from such British stalwarts as Donald Pleasence,Thorley Walters,Raymond Huntley and Kenneth Griffith.The quirkiest performance though comes from legendary comic genius Spike Milligan as an Irish caretaker;his scenes of comic relief work quite well,though there isn't enough of them.

The limitations of production sometimes work against the film,as does a fairly routine and unremarkable plot,but some neat touches by the Boultings,as well as the above performers,make SUSPECT a perfectly watchable effort.


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