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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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
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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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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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28 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The plot creaks along slightly but worth seeing for the views of London docks as they were. The Bernard Lee character is also memorable for the number of cigarettes he smokes. In every scene he's in, he's either smoking, lighting up or lighting another cigarette from his previous one. Obviously a 60-a-day man. Older viewers will recall Conrad Phillips at the star of the long-running William Tell TV series in which he battled Willoughby Goddard who appears in the movie as the seedy hotel keeper. Stalwart British character actors Norman Bird, Hugh Burden and Lee Montague also shine, while Melissa Stibling was the wife of the film's director Basil Dearden


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