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Night Birds (1930)

(1930) Jameson Thomas, Muriel Angelus, Jack Rain. Early British thriller about a master criminal named 'Flash Jack', who heads a gang of top-hatted thieves that rob the wealthy. A detective tracks the crimes to a posh night club.

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Sgt. Harry Cross
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Dolly Mooreland
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Deacon Lake
Eve Gray ...
Mary Cross
Franklyn Bellamy ...
Charlo Bianci
Garry Marsh ...
Archibald Bunny
Frank Perfitt ...
Inspector Warrington
Hay Petrie ...
Scotty (as D. Hay Petrie)
Harry Terry ...
Toothpick Jeff
Margaret Yarde ...
Mrs. Hallick
Ellen Pollock ...
Flossie
Cyril Butcher ...
'Dancer' Johnny
Barbara Kilner ...
Mabel
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(1930) Jameson Thomas, Muriel Angelus, Jack Rain. Early British thriller about a master criminal named 'Flash Jack', who heads a gang of top-hatted thieves that rob the wealthy. A detective tracks the crimes to a posh night club.

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Crime | Drama

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1.20 : 1
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Night turkey
1 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to bother giving a decent synopsis of the story as the characters make it impossible to follow. All the men look the same with their moustaches. It's ridiculous. The main guy is Harry Cross (Jack Raine), a detective who is trying to catch some bloke who throws knives at people. This bad guy is part of a gang of robbers who meet at a club owned by Charlo (Franklyn Bellamy).

It's a whodunnit mystery with an intolerably annoying Jack Raine in the lead role. He is permanently smiling or laughing and it is very irritating. The way he laughs at his wife instead of explaining things to her is unbelievable and he deserves a smack in the mouth. It's a shame that she takes it all and allows him to carry on laughing at her. With a better cast, the film could have been OK but as it stands it's confusing and not very good.


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