Two rival gangs are trying to fix horse races and a jockey is attacked and left for dead in a stage-managed car crash. An insurance investigator makes routine inquires into the "accident" ... See full summary »

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Hilda Barry ...
Mrs. Sanders
Douglas Bradley-Smith ...
Carter
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Marion Parker
Tenniel Evans ...
Doctor
Derek Francis ...
R.R. Harris
Harold Goodwin ...
Floyd
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Jim Matthews
Harry Locke ...
Burnside
Patrick Magee ...
Ben Black
Larry Martyn ...
Clive Parker
Howard Pays ...
Freddie
Larry Taylor ...
Reilly
George Tovey ...
Wally Sanders
Austin Trevor ...
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Two rival gangs are trying to fix horse races and a jockey is attacked and left for dead in a stage-managed car crash. An insurance investigator makes routine inquires into the "accident" and one of the gang leaders feels threatened by this and takes counter measures.

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December 1961 (UK)  »

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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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Tim Fraser in Training
3 June 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought this Merton Park Films 'B' feature was worth a 7/10 rating as it held my interest for its duration of about 50 mins. or so.I was 14 in 1960 when the star of "The World of Tim Fraser" (Jack Hedley) was transmitted as a TV series by the BBC and this Francis Durbridge series is still remembered by this 70 year viewer along with a few other reviewers apparently.The world of fixing horse races and accompanying crooked betting by gangsters is an oft repeated theme.The TV commentary appeared to be by the late Peter O'Sullivan who regularly commentated on horse racing on "Grandstand" the flagship BBC sports Saturday TV programme.

My goodness what a dangerous job insurance investigation work was portrayed by the media back then in 1961 with no danger money paid and working for only £15 per week! As my captioned Summary title series was transmitted in 1960 it appeared that for the plot of "Never Back Losers" private investigator Tim Fraser, was in training. P.S. I always like to see again cars from this era and see if I can remember the makers model type.Alas so many British marques have now disappeared.


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