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"The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre" Game for Three Losers (1965)

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Edgar Lustgarten (novel)
Roger Marshall (writer)
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Original Air Date:
April 1965 (Season 6, Episode 1)
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Michael Gough ... Robert Hilary
Mark Eden ... Oliver Marchant
Toby Robins ... Frances Challinor
Rachel Gurney ... Adele
Allan Cuthbertson ... Garsden
Al Mulock ... Nick

Roger Hammond ... Peter Fletcher
Lockwood West ... Justice Tree
Mark Dignam ... Attorney General
Catherine Willmer ... Miss Stewart
Anne Pichon ... Miss Fawcett
Leslie Sarony ... Harley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth Benda ... Bryce
Peter Bennett ... Watkins
David Browning ... Casey
Colin Douglas ... Supt. Manton
Frank Forsyth ... Jimmy
David Lander ... Burton
Toni Palmer ... Jackie
Donald Tandy ... Conyers
Pauline Chamberlain ... Woman at Table in Pub / Bar (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Gerry O'Hara 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edgar Lustgarten  novel
Roger Marshall  writer

Produced by
Jack Greenwood .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bernard Ebbinghouse 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Mullins 
 
Makeup Department
Aldo Manganaro .... make-up
 
Sound Department
Brian Blamey .... sound
 
Music Department
Michael Carr .... composer: theme "Man of Mystery"
 

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55 min
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Not an Edgar Wallace story, 25 May 2010
Author: malcolmgsw from london

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Despite coming under the Edgar Wallace banner for American TV the story on which this film was based was written by the criminologist Edgar Wallace/Wallaces stories always seem to be full of complex twists and turns but this is dull and pedestrian.The basic story is about a politician played by Michael Gough being set up by his secretary and blackmailed by her brother.This film was made in 1965 shortly after the Profumo scandal,so a married politician falling for a younger woman was hardly news then.It is difficult therefore to understand why the politician allows himself to be blackmailed,how the secretary seems to be let off yet falls in to remorseful alcoholism and the brother pleads not guilty and ends up with a long sentence.It all make for a rather plodding 53minutes.

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