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Ricochet (1963)

| 1963 (UK)
Solicitor Alan Phipps formulates a plan to blackmail his wealthy and unfaithful wife, Yvonne, and at the same time, get revenge against her boyfriend, John Brodie, by setting him up to ... See full summary »

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Yvonne Phipps
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Alan Phipps
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John Brodie
Dudley Foster ...
Peter Dexter
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Inspector Cummins
Frederick Piper ...
Siddall
June Murphy ...
Judy
Virginia Wetherell ...
Brenda
Alec Bregonzi ...
Max
Keith Smith ...
Porter
Peter Torquill ...
Sgt. Walters
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Elsie Siddall
William Dysart ...
1st Skater
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Pretty Girl Skater
Anne Godley ...
Wardress
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Solicitor Alan Phipps formulates a plan to blackmail his wealthy and unfaithful wife, Yvonne, and at the same time, get revenge against her boyfriend, John Brodie, by setting him up to appear that he is the blackmailer and for Yvonne to kill him.

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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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Edited into The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Ricochet (1963) See more »

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Implausibly plotted blackmail thriller
26 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre films that qualifies as a noir in Michael F Keaney's British FILM NOIR GUIDE. He rates it a generous two-and-a-half stars out of five. It is well-made within its limited budget: James Wilson's cinematography is top-notch, especially making atmospheric use of an ice skating rink and snow-covered landscapes, and all the actors - Maxine Audley as the blackmailed and manipulated wife; Richard Leech as the duplicitous husband; Alex Scott as the partner-in-crime; Dudley Foster as the fly in the husband's ointment; and Patrick Magee as the less-than-sympathetic inspector - give good performances, but the script is a real clinker. How the husband, who is supposed to be a solicitor, could hatch a plan with so many things that could go wrong, and that anybody should go along with it, simply beggars belief. And even if you buy the implausible plotting at the beginning of the film, the end is even more ridiculous. Shame, because this had a lot going for it. Fans of the genre, however, should not be put off by my low rating.


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