With his marriage failing, a man hires a german assassin to murder his wife, who he suspects is having an affair. Things seem to go to plan at first, until the assassin decides not to kill ... See full summary »

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Donald Edwards
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Helene Edwards
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Kersten (as Hans Borsody)
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Robert Vaughan
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Phillips
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Betty Conlon
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Police Inspector
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Jacqueline (as Annika Wills)
Victor Charrington ...
Barman
Ray Smith ...
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Norma Parnell ...
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Odette Nash ...
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Luanshya Greer ...
Guest at Party (as Pamela Greer)
Richard Bidlake ...
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With his marriage failing, a man hires a german assassin to murder his wife, who he suspects is having an affair. Things seem to go to plan at first, until the assassin decides not to kill the woman, but rather kidnap her, while still collecting his fee for the job. The husband wants proof of the muder (a body) before he pays. Things go wrong for both men when proof is not forthcoming. Written by Kevin Steinhauer {K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU}

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January 1962 (UK)  »

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Michael Gough met his future wife Anneke Wills on this film. See more »

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The credits play over a shot of Kersten's body lying in the mud. See more »

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Edited from Candidate for Murder (1962) See more »

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Man of Mystery
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Written by Michael Carr
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Feeble Thriller
28 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Edgar Wallace had such an individual style of writing that you have a sense when those in this series are not based on one of his works.whilst i cannot say that it wasn't written by him i doubt that he could display such a basic inability to construct a plot.This film literally falls apart at the seams.There is very little logic to much of the action and the climax is so ludicrous as to destroy any tension that might have built up.Quite apart from the fact that it is difficult to understand why the contract killer does not carry out his part of the bargin,it is difficult to find any empathy for the victim and her lover.I suppose that every series much have a few clinkers and this is certainly one of them.


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