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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Warner ...
Det. Insp. Fred Fellows
Ronald Lewis ...
Det. Sgt. Jim Wilks
Yolande Donlan ...
Jean Sherman
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Clyde Burchard
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Mr. Simpson
Moira Redmond ...
Joan Simpson
Christine Bocca ...
Mrs. Simpson
Brian Oulton ...
Frank Restlin
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Sgt. Gorman
Norman Chappell ...
Andy Roach
John Barron ...
Ray Tenby
Joan Newell ...
Mrs. Banks
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Richard Vernon ...
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A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and Hove but also further afield. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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12 January 1967 (Hungary)  »

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El rostro sin nombre  »

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The main plot is inspired by the case of Patrick Mahon, who murdered his pregnant lover Emily Kaye near Eastbourne in 1924. He rented a bungalow, murdered Emily Kaye and dismembered her body there, and invited another woman (Ethel Duncan) to spend the Easter weekend with him while Emily Kaye's remains were in a locked bedroom in the bungalow. See more »

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When Fellows and Unwin drive to Greenwich to interview Jean Sherman, they approach her house, having driven from Brighton, along a dead-end road from the direction of the river bank alongside the Cutty Sark. See more »

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Hilders: I know something's going on - you've got police cars running round town like someone's stolen the Chief Constable's golf clubs.
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Cracking little crime drama, a little ahead of it's time
28 November 2015 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Anyone who enjoys British TV crime drama such as Softly Softly, Taggart or Frost will be right at home with this unfamiliar and rarely shown film. It's wonderful to see a rather seedy early-sixties Brighton, and other than some rather choppy camera work which makes it look more like a 60s TV production than a film, it's surprisingly modern in it's pacing. Jack Warner is on good form, and despite playing a Detective Inspector on the verge of retirement, still looks a little old - even though this was filmed at least a decade before he finished playing Dixon of Dock Green! John Le Mesurier shines in a small role as a distraught father. I thought one or two of the cast perform a little too stiffly to make this a real classic, but its enjoyable nevertheless.


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