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Hard up and with a grudge against insurance companies, Rex Black feigns his death and meets up with his wife and the money in Malaga when things seemed to have quietened down. But when the ... See full summary »

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Rex Black
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Stella Black
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Stephen Maddux
Felix Aylmer ...
Parson
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Hilda Tanner
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Jenkins
Harold Goldblatt ...
Tom Webster
Noel Purcell ...
Miles Bleeker
Ramsay Ames ...
Madge Penderby
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Juanjo Menéndez ...
Roberto (as Juan Jose Menendez)
Eddie Byrne ...
Sam Crewdson
Colin Gordon ...
Solicitor
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Jim Jerome
Roger Delgado ...
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Hard up and with a grudge against insurance companies, Rex Black feigns his death and meets up with his wife and the money in Malaga when things seemed to have quietened down. But when the insurance investigator from the claim also turns up Rex starts a game of cat-and-mouse. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Time is Running Out for the Running Man...And His Woman! See more »

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October 1963 (USA)  »

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Carol Reed's The Running Man  »

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Last film score of William Alwyn See more »

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Just after Stephen is pulled from his wrecked car, we see that the tree that has been holding the car back from careening over the cliff has been neatly chopped with an ax at the base. See more »

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Referenced in Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) See more »

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Excellent thriller with good twist

A bitter airline pilot fakes his own death and gets his wife to collect the money. They escape to sunny Europe after committing a perfect crime. But, of course, there's always the dogged investigator to make things difficult.

This movie is a good afternoon's diversion. It's bright, flashy and pacey. With John Mortimer writing and Carol Reed directing, it has a certain touch of class. It's not an A list movie by any means, but a quick look in any reference book will tell you that it's well respected. Good performances, bright locations and a decent pace make this well worth a look.


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