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The Desperate Men (1958)

Cat & Mouse (original title)
A GI deserter frames a girl for killing a blackmailer, and holds her captive while seeking gems.

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Ann Coltby
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Percy Cartwright
Gerald Welch
Barry Steele
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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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Closing credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Mambo No.1
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Music by Else van Epen-de Groot
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Worth watching
14 June 2008 | by 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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