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Marriage of Convenience (1960)

 |  Crime  |  1960 (UK)
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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 MacLean ...
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Basil Beale ...
Second Warder
Alex Scott ...
Vic Ellis (as Alexander Scott)
Patricia Burke ...
Woman in the Apartment
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One of a series of second feature films based on Edgar Wallace novels, released between 1960 and 1965 in British cinemas. The films were later sold to American TV and screened there as The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960). See more »


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Good little Edgar Wallace mystery
5 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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