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Fate Takes a Hand (1962)

 |  Drama  |  February 1962 (UK)
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A mail bag stolen in a robbery 15 years ago, is found and the post office decide that the letters should be delivered. A newspaper reporter, accompanied by a post office security officer ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ronald Howard ...
Tony
Christina Gregg ...
Karon
Basil Dignam ...
Wheeler
Jack Watson ...
Bulldog
Peter Butterworth ...
Ronnie
Mary Laura Wood ...
Sandra
Noel Trevarthen ...
Bob
Sheila Whittingham ...
Jenny
Valentine Dyall ...
Wilson
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Michael Anthony ...
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Inspector Phillips
Arnold Bell ...
Finch
Peter Bennett ...
Max
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Laidman Browne ...
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A mail bag stolen in a robbery 15 years ago, is found and the post office decide that the letters should be delivered. A newspaper reporter, accompanied by a post office security officer decide to follow up several of the letters, that could change the lives of the recipients. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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A rare and funny little gem.

I expected a thriller, a good old UK crime or noir feature made by Butcher's or Danzigers, but it's a sort of comedy drama instead. It's written by the great Brian Clemens although.

The topic is not so usual and this story slightly above average because of this very tale of letters found on a crime scene and fifteen years old. So a couple of journalists try to find the people whom the letters were addressed for so many years ago. And they find different fates, related to these letters. A poor blind girl whom the fiancé died during the war, a man already divorced and who did not know it, another guy whom the daughter was kidnapped, a prize fighter... Interesting.

I won't spoil this feature any further. But it's worthwhile.


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