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(Spoilers) Dave Hollis is a friendly young copper who has hopes of becoming a detective. Unfortunately he has character flaws, being too willing to be distracted from duty by a pretty face (and, let's be honest, Margit Saad is quite distracting) and a weakness for roulette. These combine to get him in a situation where he has to take the most desperate measures and doesn't see he's being used until it is far too late. The climax of the film gives a grim reminder of the punishment for murder in the UK half a century ago. (End spoilers)
As I said, the film is character-driven, low on action but high in human interest and suspense. I was reminded of Georges Simenon's novels where the mind of a man in relation to his world and the factors that shaped him are slowly revealed. These cheap second-features from Merton Park are not 'great' or 'classic' films but occasionally they come up with something really different that still has considerable dramatic impact, and this is one very good example.