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Checkmate (1935)

 |  9 March 1936 (UK)
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distinguished cast for a quota quickie
29 July 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This modest quota quickie boasts of no less than 3 distinguished actors and a pioneer director.Donald Wolfitt,Maurice Evans and Felix Aylmer in front of the camera and George. Pearson behind it.Aylmer is the fence for a gang of jewel thieves.He comes under suspicion from the police.Evans is a detective who becomes a boarder in his house to get Moe evidence.Summers daughter falls for Evans but then finds out about her father and the fact that Evans is trying to trap him.However she is persuaded by Wolcott,who is a gang member,to put a sleeping powder in his drink.This enables a robbery to go ahead without hindrance.Aylmer and Wolfitt fall out,Evans awakes and fights WolfittAylmer is shot accidentally.Evans gets the criminals and calls the Yard.

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