The second of the long-running Merton Park Edgar Wallace B pictures, with a plot adapted, or to be more accurate, extracted from 'The Three Oak Mystery'. Having done a runner from a phony registry office marriage, convict Wilson - John Cairney who sounded uncannily similar to James Mason - goes after the thousands from his former bank haul. But you can't trust anyone and his accomplice - Moira Redmond - has not only vanished with the loot, but also married the now retired senior officer in charge of the case, giving the title a dual meaning. Luckily Harry H. Corbett's Inspector Bruce is now on the trail, with the added impetus of the chance to convict his patronising former boss.
A feature of this series was the great amount of dialogue and verbal exposition, so anyone in the cinema who dropped off for a minute or so, or was otherwise distracted, would be liable to lose track of the plot. This moves along swiftly however, to a satisfying conclusion and is worth watching. Though, unlike the contemporary German series, little of the original Wallace atmosphere was retained, his penchant for deceptive, double-crossing characters, was efficiently utilised, as here.
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