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Cast overview:
Inspector Ralph Brown
Jill Wilson
Anthony Oliver ...
Inspector Newcombe
Robert Isaac Pitt
Reginald Beckwith ...
Ursula Howells ...
Antonia Pitt
Guido Lorraine ...
Pietr Revski
Basil Dignam ...
Wing Commander Riddle
Assistant Commissioner
Mark Dignam ...
Prison Governor
Raymond Rollett ...
Sir Robert Rosper
Fred Johnson ...
Professor Robinson-Heston
Arnold Marlé ...
Professor Karl Kopek
Barry Lowe ...
Pvt. Eric Colter, soldier with rifle
Diana Lambert ...
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Sentenced to death for murder, a civil servant reveals that he has long been a foreign agent smuggling secrets out of the country. He meets with special branch officer Inspector Brown and offers to reveal the identity of an elusive master spy in return for a reprieve. With five days before Pitt is to be hung, Brown sets out to trace the identity of the spy without having to reprieve Pitt. Written by bob the moo

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24 March 2002 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Unable to sleep, I decided to give this film a look, just to see how bad it was, and, although I wasn't pleasantly surprised, at least it wasn't dreadful! It has the typical style of a 50s British patriotic thriller, the effete British accents, the working class accents cliched, the gentlemen villians. What made this film bad was in fact Yolande Donlan, the hero's fiance. Her dreadful overacting with that irritating American accent was enough to make me cringe, and very happy when she left her scenes. Obviously thrown in to appeal to the American audiences of the day, she has the acting ability of a dormouse! I could forgive the gun scenes (no blood, no gunsmoke, just a stationary gun making noise!), but that acting.....

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