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Bernard Archard ...
Supt. Carver
Paul Daneman ...
Rex Lander
Maudie Edwards ...
Barmaid
Julian Forbes
Alex Gallier
David Horne ...
John Tredmere
Ruth Kettlewell ...
Mrs. Rushby
Wolfe Morris ...
Yeh Ling
Clive Morton ...
Ramsey Brown
Leslie Sands ...
Sgt. Harris
Julie Shearing
Arch Taylor
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Tab Holland
Tony Wall
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Jane Ardfern (as Catherine Woodville)
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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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Nefarious nephew wants his rich uncle's fortune
21 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Clue of the New Pin" is episode 5 of season 1 of the British Edgar Wallace Mystery Theater.

This very good story presents a puzzle. How does a murderer place a key to a locked vault on a table inside, beside a dead man? The photography is much more shadowy and noir in this episode, as is the basic story that involves several murders and a blackmailer to boot.

A very rich uncle has a vault in his home. He's fed up with his grasping nephew and makes a point of writing him out of his will. The uncle has made his fortune in the Far East by underhanded means, and a blackmailer appears. The nephew sees his opportunity.

A capable cast carries the story through smoothly with James Villiers a standout as a journalist. The story flags a bit in the last reel after the murderer and technique have become known.


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