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Death Is a Number (1951)

A man relates the story of his friend, racing driver John Bridgnorth, whose death may have been the final act of an ancient family curse.

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Terence Alexander ...
Alan Robert
Denis Webb ...
John Bridgeman
Lesley Osmond ...
Joan Robert
Ingeborg von Kusserow ...
Gipsy Girl (as Ingeborg Wells)
Peter Gawthorne ...
James Gregson
Isabel George ...
Nurse
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A man relates the story of his friend, racing driver John Bridgnorth, whose death may have been the final act of an ancient family curse.

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One Of The Worst British Features
20 July 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A good contender for possibly the worst British feature film of all time (although 'Peter's Friends' makes me cringe as well). An interesting plot about a man suffering from a numerological curse is rendered ridiculous by the ludicrously low budget. The film has narration from Terence Alexander throughout as he hangs out in an office relating the plot and all the action occurs off screen, you just have to make do with Terence's rundown and endless shots of him writing mathematical sums on a piece of paper. There is lots of mismatched stock footage and even stills with poor ghostly animation over the top, as if the budget would not even at times stretch to moving images. It's a bit like listening to a radio play while someone projects random images onto a wall. An underwhelming experience.


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