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Impact (1963)

Crime reporter Jack Moir is framed by crooked nightclub owner, 'The Duke'. In prison, Moir plans his revenge.

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Jack Moir
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Sebastian 'The Duke' Dukelow
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Bill MacKenzie
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Diana Travers
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Melanie Calf
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Charlie Wright
Frank Pettitt ...
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Maury Parfitt
Jean Trend ...
Hilda, the secretary
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Don Barkham
Cecil Waters
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Crime reporter Jack Moir is framed by crooked nightclub owner, 'The Duke'. In prison, Moir plans his revenge.

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Jack Moir is the crime reporter for the "Evening Record". See more »

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On closer inspection the "Daily Express" headliner about Moir's arrest actually seems to be about Fidel Castro. See more »

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Lacks impact
1 December 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a 1960s B movie short. Its a poor film which starts interestingly enough but quickly loses impact.

It is low budget, inspires to be some type of American gangster flick and has some straightforward performances, s dicey script with more holes than a colander.

It is rather surprising to see Ballard Berkeley better known as the Major in Fawlty Towers as a younger and a rather straight talking newspaper editor.

Conrad Phillips plays Moir, an experienced crime reporter who has been pursuing a gangster known as the Duke. The Duke in retaliation fits him up for a train robbery and the police arrest him and he is sentenced to two years in jail. In jail Moir plots his revenge.

I have big doubts how the police would think a well known crime reporter can suddenly get involved in a train robbery. As for the revenge plot where the climax takes place in a cold storage warehouse is underwhelming in its sheer hokeyness. I think the film-makers got bored as it suddenly ends.


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