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"The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre" Solo for Sparrow (1962)

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Roger Marshall (writer)
Edgar Wallace (novel)
Original Air Date:
September 1962 (Season 3, Episode 5)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Anthony Newlands ... Reynolds
Glyn Houston ... Insp. Sparrow

Nadja Regin ... Mrs. Reynolds
Michael Coles ... Pin Norman

Allan Cuthbertson ... Supt. Symington
Ken Wayne ... Baker
Jerry Stovin ... Lewis
Jack May ... Insp. Hudson

Murray Melvin ... Larkin

Peter Thomas ... Bell

Michael Caine ... Paddy Mooney
Neil McCarthy ... Dusty
Susan Maryott ... Sue Warren (as Susan Marryott)
Nancy O'Neil ... Miss Martin

William Gaunt ... Det. Sergeant Reeve
Yvonne Buckingham ... Jenny
Bartlett Mullins ... Mr. Walters

Wanda Ventham ... Waitress
Eric Dodson ... Dr. Wolfson

Episode Crew
Directed by
Gordon Flemyng 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roger Marshall  writer
Edgar Wallace  novel "The Gunner"

Produced by
Jack Greenwood .... producer
Original Music by
Bernard Ebbinghouse 
Cinematography by
Bert Mason 
Film Editing by
Robert Jordan Hill  (as Robert Hill)
Art Direction by
Peter Mullins 
Makeup Department
Michael Morris .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bill Shane .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Lewis .... assistant director
Sound Department
Ronald Abbott .... sound recordist
Brian Blamey .... sound editor
Sidney Rider .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Noel Rowland .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eileen Welch .... wardrober
Music Department
Michael Carr .... composer: theme "Man of Mystery"
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

56 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Originally, in October 1964 this was first released in Great Britain as second feature to Trial and Error (1962) it was then repackaged as an episode for export to Europe and America as a TV series.See more »
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A Policemans lot is Not A Happy One, 7 February 2010
Author: malcolmgsw from london

Glyn Houston has a very hard time in this.He plays a Detective who is taken off the murder case and put out on gardening leave.He is getting divorced,and this will hinder his police career,this is 1962.To make matters worse he is imprisoned in a farmhouse by a gang which includes as Thitd Villain,Michael Caine with an awful Irish accent.This all ends up with a shootout in the farm yard which resembles Gunfight At The OK Coral.To make matters worse he clearly lusts after the local barmaid but his sense of proprietary clearly douses his desires.All in all a very entertaining entry in this series.The strong casts are also the backbone of this series

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