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The Last Appointment (1954)

Final Appointment (original title)
A reporter and his girlfriend--also a reporter--investigate threats against a retired army officer and discover that they're linked to a series of murders and a court-martial that occurred during the war.

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John Bentley ...
Eleanor Summerfield ...
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Hartnell
Liam Redmond ...
Jean Lodge ...
Laura Robens
Meredith Edwards ...
Tom Martin
Sam Kydd ...
Vickery
Charles Farrell ...
Peter Bathurst ...
Harold Williams
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Mr. Barratt
Gerald Case ...
Australian Official
Jessica Cairns ...
War Office Typist
Tony Hilton ...
Jimmy
Henry De Bray ...
Restaurant Manager
John H. Watson ...
Police Sergeant
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A reporter and his girlfriend--also a reporter--investigate threats against a retired army officer and discover that they're linked to a series of murders and a court-martial that occurred during the war.

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Followed by Stolen Assignment (1955) See more »

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Transitional Scenes, Links and Signatures, Part 1
(uncredited)
Music by Trevor Duncan
Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
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Passable timewaster isn't bad for being sixty years old
27 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hammer fans don't often realise that famed director Terence Fisher cut his teeth for many years on a series of low budget thrillers and murder mysteries churned out by many a British studio. FINAL APPOINTMENT is such a film, made at the ubiquitous Nettlefold Studios on a clearly tight budget, and yet providing satisfactory entertainment for fans of the era.

The main character is the rather stodgy John Bentley playing a reporter looking into a series of death threats and finding that they're connected to a series of unexplained murders. It's all linked to something that happened during the war, and he's determined to get to the bottom of it. Along the way he gets to grips with various characters from detectives to lowlife criminals. There isn't much action or incident in this production - no doubt due to the budget - but Fisher's brisk direction is efficient, and fun remains in seeing minor parts for the likes of Sam Kydd and Arthur Lowe.


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