The Desperate Men (1958)
"Cat and Mouse" (original title)

 |  Crime  |  August 1958 (UK)
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A GI deserter frames a girl for killing a blackmailer, and holds her captive while seeking gems.



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Cast overview:
Lee Patterson ...
Rod Fenner
Ann Coltby
Victor Maddern ...
Supt. Harding
Hilton Edwards ...
Mr. Scruby
Roddy McMillan ...
Mr. Pomeroy
Diana Fawcett ...
Mrs. Pomeroy
George Rose ...
Second-hand Clothes Dealer


A GI deserter frames a girl for killing a blackmailer, and holds her captive while seeking gems.

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14 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just watched this movie on UK satellite channel "Movies for Men". Not come across it before and found it quite entertaining. Lee Patterson is always worth a look and it seemed strange to see perennial bit part player Madden in a more major role, albeit in a comparatively minor film. I tend to side with the contributor who suggests that the injury to Madden's arm was sustained when Patterson was cornered in the living room by the six coppers. The violent part of the scene could have been axed by the censors (or even the TV company as it was shown on daytime TV). It would not be the first time either that a TV company has clipped a film to fit into broadcasting schedules. Maybe someone more in the know could put our minds at rest!

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