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Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Believing himself to be dying, a man hires an assassin to kill him so he can frame an enemy for the death.

Director: Alan Cullimore
Stars: Valentine Dyall, Anne Firth, Richard Goolden
The Shakedown (1960)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After being released from prison, Augie Cortona sets up a blackmail operation, fronted by a model agency. When the authorities get wind of his activities, they send in an undercover police ... See full summary »

Director: John Lemont
Stars: Terence Morgan, Hazel Court, Donald Pleasence
Scales of Justice (TV Mini-Series 1983)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Stars: Don Reid, Dennis Miller, Brian McDermott
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Swinging coffee bars, cigarettes, jazz, youthful delinquency and a copper gets killed. Did Adam Faith pull the trigger? Can Anne Baxter prove his innocence in time?

Director: Leslie Norman
Stars: Anne Baxter, Donald Sinden, Adam Faith
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

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Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A married editor who is having an affair pretends that he is visiting an army friend, to keep his wife from suspecting him of infidelity. But while he is with the girlfriend, his friend is ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Shaughnessy
Stars: Patrick Holt, Honor Blackman, Valentine Dyall
Certificate: GP Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. The boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Patrick Allen, Peter Cushing
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When his wife is murdered, the husband tries to divert suspicion from himself to someone else. Unfortunately, his scheme winds up getting him mixed up with some real murderers.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Derek Farr, Joan Hopkins, Peter Lorre
Strongroom (1962)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During a bank robbery, the manager and a cashier are locked in the strongroom while the crooks escape. Later when the gang realise that their plan to release the pair has gone wrong, they ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell
Stars: Colin Gordon, John Chappell, Ann Lynn
Rogue's Yarn (1957)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An adulterous husband plans to kill his invalid wife. He thinks that he has the perfect alibi, but an alert detective unravels his story.

Director: Vernon Sewell
Stars: Nicole Maurey, Derek Bond, Elwyn Brook-Jones
Scotland Yard (TV Series 1960)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Each episode is based on a true crime case with the names changed.

Stars: Geoffrey Matthews, Brian Vaughan, Ewan MacDuff
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Cinema shorts, not TV series!
16 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

As with the other Merton Park productions, IMDb has got it wrong in describing these as a "TV series". They were cinema second features produced for Anglo Amalgamated running around 30 minutes and followed the "Scotland Yard" series of shorts also introduced by Edgar Lustgarten. Production was sporadic (presumably filling gaps in the Edgar Wallace schedule), the first three released Nov-Dec 1962, a second batch of three released Sept/Oct 1963, two more in Feb 1965, one in Dec 1965 and a final batch (in colour) Sept 1966 to March 1967. The usual Merton Park recipe of familiar British actors in tightly plotted screenplays (based on real cases) with better than usual B movies production standards. All thirteen have now (Oct 2012) been released on DVD by Network.


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