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Underworld Informers (1963)

The Informers (original title)
Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Johnnoe is investigating a string of bank robberies but the robbers are determined to compromise Johnnoe and the investigation.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Patrick ...
Chief Insp. John Edward Johnnoe
Margaret Whiting ...
Maisie Barton
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Mary Johnnoe
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Charlie Ruskin
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Bertie Hoyle
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Supt. Alec Bestwick
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Ben
John Cowley ...
Jim Ruskin
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Smythe
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Leon Sale
Ronald Hines ...
Geoff Lewis
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Shorty
Peter Prowse ...
Mick Lonergan
George Sewell ...
Fred Hill
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Lou Waites
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When the detective in charge of investigating a series of bank robberies, starts to get too close to the culprits, they set up a blackmail scheme to warn him off. But when the crooks begin to fall out with each other, the police learn the truth. Written by <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

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Yard In Big Hunt For Bank Robbers

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29 January 1964 (France)  »

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Underworld Informers  »

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Somewhere inside Nigel Patrick, it seems, there is a Sterling Hayden trying to break out…

Surprisingly, one of the best tough-cop performances in a British film came from Nigel Patrick in "The Informers," an actor who has considerably more strength in this kind of role than all those witty, urbane characters in which he has found himself would seem to suggest...

Patrick played a detective-sergeant with a genuine London accent and showed a fierceness towards a gang of crooks which at the time (1963) was highly unusual in British pictures… It could be that the characterization was in a direct line from his Soho racketeer in "The Noose ( 1948), his cold-hearted spymaster in "Count Five and Die,"( 1958) and his police detective in "Sapphire" (1959). Somewhere inside Nigel Patrick, it seems, there is a Sterling Hayden trying to break out…


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