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Man with a Gun (1958)

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Lee Patterson ...
Mike Davies
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Stella
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Harry Drayson
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Glen Mason ...
Steve Riley
Carlo Borelli ...
Carlo
Harold Lang ...
John Drayson
Cyril Chamberlain ...
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Walter Gregg
Joe Gibbons ...
Larry
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Tough
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Max
Alan Mitchell ...
Dectective Sgt Smith
Herbert Nelson ...
Tough
Richard Shaw ...
Jim Lyde
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L'Homme au fusil  »

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Average British Crime Drama
11 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Lee Patterson plays an insurance investigator probing a fire at a nightclub owned by a London businessman (John Le Mesurier). Le Mesurier owns another nightclub, the Stardust Club, and that is where Patterson starts his investigation. The insurance company believes Le Mesurier may have burned down his other nightclub for the insurance money. However that theory is soon abandoned when it is learnt that a Southampton gang is trying to take over Le Mesurier's London club. The gang is led by mystery man, named Ferlarno. This gang is violent and soon resort to beatings and destruction to get their hands on the Stardust Club. The suspense comes from the police (and the viewer) trying to uncover who Ferlarno really is.

The film has it's moments but plays out a little flat. The cast tries hard, Le Mesurier is good as the nightclub owner, Patterson tries his best Bogart impersonation and doesn't quite pull it off. The script is just a little too predictable. It's a good little film, but it never manages to make you forget it's low budget origin.


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