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Conrad Phillips sent to identify body of fellow spy
The dead man in "Dead Man's Evidence" (1962) is a frogman washed up on an Irish beach. A British intelligence chief, Bruce Seton, thinks it might be an agent (Ryck Rydon) that had disappeared in Germany and was possibly a double agent who had betrayed more than a handful of British agents. Since he had worked with Conrad Phillips, Seton sends Phillips off to identify the body without getting involved with local police. Two reporters, including photographer Jane Howard, were on the scene early and took photos. The body had a distinctive ring which then went missing. Phillips runs into a problem seeing the body at the mortuary, and he encounters Jane Griffiths as the first person who discovered the corpse and who may have taken the ring.
In scenes at the beginning of the story, Griffiths awaits Phillips at the airport, spots him, and reports this to a man with a beard who opened the movie by using binoculars to view the body on the beach and its discovery by Griffiths and the two reporters. These scenes tell the viewer that there is more to this mission than meets the eye. The story eventually delivers upon this promise. You have to stay on your toes to understand the machinations, but they are eventually explained. Unfortunately, the director Francis Searles was not able to inject subtle foreshadowings in order to raise the suspense, so that the story is more plodding than it should be. This is a difficult kind of story to pull off, however. The result is somewhat below par for the Britnoir genre. The IMDb rating of 5.0 accurately reflects this.
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