Serving a jail sentence for a crime he didn't commit, Paul Langley makes several attempts to escape from prison, in order to clear his name. He also has other problems, his wife is about to go into labor with their first baby.
A UK thriller in the American way. A private detective investigates on the accident of a jockey just after a race where he lost. And not only him, but also a bunch of guys who bet on him. Everything is predictable here, but it's not bad after all. It looks like a US piece of work, with a score adequate to the situations; little jazzy enough to keep some interest to the atmosphere. Gals, gangsters, handsome private eye snooping around, you have already seen this a billion times before, and will be after this too.
Forgettable but a pretty time waster for lonesome Sunday evenings.
I don't know the director, but I guess he made other Edgard Wallace Mystery episodes, or films.
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