A bikini-clad pin-up is found dead by the Serpentine in the same place, pose and get-up as when she appeared on the cover of "Wow!" magazine. When the police find the same fate befalling ... See full summary »
Harry H. Corbett,
During a bank robbery, the manager and a cashier are locked in the strongroom while the crooks escape. Later when the gang realise that their plan to release the pair has gone wrong, they ... See full summary »
Two young thugs rob a bookie leaving a dog-racing track with his winnings, but when they grab his case full of money they discover that he has chained it to his wrist. They dash around town... See full summary »
The lurid title miss-sells what is really a cool little thriller, one of those short British quickies from the '50s and '60s that ITV used to plug gaps in their midnight to 3 a.m. schedule years ago. Direction is nothing special, the acting won't knock anyone's socks off and the dialogue isn't memorable, but this amounts to more than the sum of its parts.
Basically, a gang of crooks Reed de Rouen, Kenneth Cope, Arthur Lovegrove and Tommy Eytle bash a night watchman on the head and nick £50,000. Stashing the money and their victim's kidnapped daughter in a condemned building, they go their separate ways and that's when the plot really kicks in, with each of them encountering a hitch in their plans and, one way or another, getting what's coming to them.
There isn't much fury here, especially the naked kind, but it's a solid, well-constructed movie in which the characters call each other by their names more than I think any other film I've seen. It goes sort of like this: 'Eddie, Eddie! We're mates aren't we Eddie? Eddie, come on now Eddie!' The plot resolves itself in interesting ways and the crooks don't act as predictably as they usually do in this kind of thing; we see different sides to their personalities depending on which character they're talking to. 'Reservoir Dogs' it ain't, but I like it a lot.
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