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Edward Rigby ...
Jimmy Forbes
Betty Ann Davies ...
Diana Forbes (as Betty-Ann Davies)
Hilda Bayley ...
Rosalyn Forbes
Bernard Clifton ...
Georges Forbes
Moira Reed ...
Mary Jessyl
Peter Gawthorne ...
Sir Edmond Jessyl
Renee Gadd ...
Judy St. John
Billy Watts ...
Rodney Marsh
Brian Buchel ...
Arnold Gill
Jack Vyvian ...
Inspector Bryan
Howard Douglas ...
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Jimmy Forbes returns home from Australia after 20 years on the run, to find that his wife has become wealthy and well-to-do through inheritance, and has painted a completely different picture of him to their children. However, both offspring are in trouble, and the man they do not know is their father may be just the wily one to help.

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Indifferent quota quickie
7 February 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Edward Rigby was an experienced character actor who had small roles in A pictures.In this quota quickie produced by George King for Paramount he actually gets to play the lead.He does this quite reasonably,unfortunately he doesn't have a particularly good script.There were quite a few contemporary films where a father comes back to sort out his children's problems.He plays a con man who 20 years previously had emigrated to Australia to get away from the police.Coming back to this country he finds that his wife has virtually airbrushed him from the past.She has inherited a fortune and lives in style.Rigby manages to get himself ensconced in her house.The children,who do not recognise him both have problems.Rigby sorts them out and wins back his wife.


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