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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxine Audley ...
Yvonne Phipps
Richard Leech ...
Alan Phipps
Alex Scott ...
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
Nancy Nevinson ...
Elsie Siddall
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Pretty Girl Skater
Anne Godley ...
Wardress
Maris Trant ...
Girl Skater (as Maris Tant)
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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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Man of Mystery
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Written by Michael Carr
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Many angles surround murder at a distance
27 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Ricochet" (1963) is a solid noir entry in the "Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre" lineup. Richard Leech is the central figure who plots against his wife, Maxine Audley, to get her money and to avenge her unfaithfulness in a past affair with Alex Scott. His complex plot figures a number of angles by which he plans to use Alex Scott to do his dirty work. But in any noir story, can anyone ever figure all the possible angles and prevent Fate from making life difficult or turning the tables? Can the plotter avoid a ricochet of some type, speaking figuratively? Leech relishes working behind his wife's back and seeing her squirm as he works his scheme. He's the central figure in this story and he carries it off with devilish glee. In one scene with the police present, Leech defends Audley from every accusation, but impales her deeper and deeper in the process! But Leech is not alone, for Scott attempts his own plot with its own angles, both failing and succeeding. Nor is Audley above a capacity to plot, as we learn in the penultimate line of the story.


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