Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Family  |  4 January 1981 (UK)
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When D. C. Dangerous Davies, not held in high regard by his superiors, is assigned to find a notorious criminal kingpin, he uncovers the details of 15 year old cold case.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Maynard ...
Sergeant Ben
Frank Windsor ...
Fred Fennell
Dave Boot
Ena Lind
Cindy O'Callaghan ...
Derek Bond ...
Det. Supt. Carter
Madame Tarantella
Avril Angers ...
Ken Jones ...
Jeremy Sinden ...
Det. Sgt. Green
Peter Bland ...
George Tilth


Det. Const. "Dangerous" Davies is not known for his finesse, but often finds himself on the receiving end of violence in various forms. Only thrown into cases where others fear to tread, or to shake up the natives with his bumbling, he is given a mission to find and flush out a local criminal recently returned from abroad, possibly for "a big job". In his research he inadvertently stumbles upon a 15 year-old case, long considered cold, of the disappearance a young girl. His compassion for the missing girl and her parents draws him into an obsession with solving the case, which ultimately results in unexpected repercussions. Written by Raj Rijhwani

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Comedy | Crime | Family





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Last film Of Avril Angers. See more »


Madame Tarantella: [about her romance with Fennell] I couldn't see a future for us then.
Dangerous Davies: If you couldn't, who could?
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Initial caption in opening credits: "This is the story of a man who became deeply concerned with the unsolved murder of a young girl. He was a born stumbler, but patient and very dogged...". See more »


Remade as The Last Detective (2003) See more »

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26 April 1999 | by (San Jose, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

This may be Mr. Cribbins only starring/title role. The picture is a well plotted assortment of red herrings about a bumbling detective who is put on one case as a stalking horse, and solves a much older one. However, I can't find a VHS copy of it anywhere. Mr. Cribbins may have the only one if that. That is also why there are no votes and comments about the film.

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