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Night of the Prowler (1962)

When the director of a successful racing car company is shot dead the other directors have reason to believe their lives are at risk too. Suspect number one is an ex-employee just released ... See full summary »

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(original story), (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Robert Langton
Colette Wilde ...
Marie Langton
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Paul Conrad
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Det. Insp. Cameron
Benny Lee ...
Benny
Marianne Stone ...
Mrs. Cross
Mark Singleton ...
Anders
John Dunbar ...
Davies
Robin Wentworth ...
Watts
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Det. Sgt. Baker (as Anthony Wager)
Jo Rowbottom ...
Elsie
Michael Beint ...
Hall Porter
Leslie Handford ...
Watson
Anne Clune ...
Miss Newman
Alan Barry ...
Draughtsman
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When the director of a successful racing car company is shot dead the other directors have reason to believe their lives are at risk too. Suspect number one is an ex-employee just released from gaol who went down on their evidence. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Crime | Thriller

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December 1962 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Anonyme Briefe  »

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Mitzi Rogers receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

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As the racing car sets off for its first timed run, there is a shot of it as it passes the time-keepers (seen from behind) and the shadow of the microphone and boom is visible on the ground as the camera follows the car into the distance. See more »

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Music by Ronnie Price
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Moderate, average Butcher's "thriller"
24 June 2000 | by (Barry, South Wales) – See all my reviews

With better direction and editing, this could have been a neat mystery-thriller. The experienced leads turn in professional performances - especially John Horsley as the detective - but the minor characters and the production values are well down to the standard of the budget.

"Quincy" and "Ironside" did this sort of thing much better a decade later.


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