A wealthy London-based shipping magnate is blackmailed by an evil dentist which threatens to reveal an old case of fraud, while the dentist himself is threaten by a mysterious masked man.

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Cast

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John Brent aka John Wilson
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Nicole 'Nikki' Brent
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Det. Supt. Frank Hanbury
Hugh Burden ...
Charles Standish
Lee Montague ...
Det. Insp. Tom Henderson
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Helen Standish
Conrad Phillips ...
Dr. Alan Richford
John Lee ...
Clive Lang
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Ralph Beldon
Peter Illing ...
Strakarios
Basil Dignam ...
Lyle
William Fox ...
Brinton
George Tovey ...
Vickers
Sidney Vivian ...
Dock Foreman (as Sydney Vivian)
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A wealthy London-based shipping magnate is blackmailed by an evil dentist which threatens to reveal an old case of fraud, while the dentist himself is threaten by a mysterious masked man.

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So Perfect a Crime...So Clever a Criminal! So Dangerous a Scheme!


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6 October 1961 (West Germany)  »

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Der unheimliche Komplize  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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At the beginning of the film, John Brent/Wilso moves the marker for the ship "Argentse" from pointing northeast to southeast on the map in a close-up shot. In the next shot, the marker is back pointing northeast. Also, the ship's marker is in a different location from shot to shot. See more »

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Referenced in Dance, Little Children (1961) See more »

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A tragic crime well developed towards the end
14 November 2004 | by (Trivandrum, Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

Very few crime films end on a tragic note, especially if the plot does not involve deaths and maiming. This is one such example. The last shot of the film--a long shot--of the protagonist walking alone arouses the viewers pity.

The film seems to infer that the bad guys remain bad and end up losers. Today such stories would seem sociologically incorrect to film. The plot of the film is rather good and would provide the viewer with his/her money's worth.

The last half hour of the film not only entertains but is quaintly philosophical. Haya Harareet's ("Ben Hur"'s Esther) character is a fascinating study of love for her husband and what she decides to do is even more poignant and elegant. Stewart Granger and Bernard Lee (M of the early James Bond films) perform well, but the ultimate heroes are the story writers (David Pursall and Jack Seddon) and the director Basil Deardon who make the film fairly above-average entertainment.


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