The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Season 1, Episode 3

Marriage of Convenience (1960)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Harry H. Corbett ...
Inspector Bruce
John Cairney ...
John Van Eyssen ...
John Maudle
Jennifer Daniel ...
Barbara Blair (as Jennifer Daniels)
Moira Redmond ...
Tina
Russell Waters ...
Sam Spencer
Trevor Reid ...
Supt. Carver
Howard Goorney ...
Onion Seller
Alexander Archdale ...
Prison Governor
Geoffrey Denton ...
Uniformed Inspector
Patrick Ludlow ...
Registrar
Barry MacClean ...
Young Apprentice
Barry MacLean ...
First. Warder
Basil Beale ...
Second Warder
Alex Scott ...
Vic Ellis (as Alexander Scott)
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Bernard Archard, Alan Bates and Brian Bedford were all considered for roles in this project. See more »

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Music by Ivor Slaney
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Escaped bank robber goes after his girl friend and the loot
21 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Marriage of Convenience" is episode 3 of season 1 of the British Edgar Wallace Mystery Theater.

This one is a spiffy affair that director Clive Donner moves right along. You need to keep close track of the dialog and fast cuts because of the ins and outs of the rapidly developing action. The story opens very nicely with an escape, not from prison but from a faked marriage in a government registry office. The "bride" is actually the daughter of a cellmate of the escapee (John Cairney), and the released father gets involved too.

Looking for the loot, Cairney seeks his old confederate in the robbery, who was a secretary at the bank (Moira Redmond). That takes a bit of doing because she has married the old inspector who was on the case.

Meanwhile police are on his trail.

It's a decent crime story that's helped by the exterior location work. Lots of pretty starlets don't hurt either.


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