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Solo for Sparrow (1962)

A group of crooks accidentally kill an elderly shop assistant while stealing the keys to the jewelry shop where she works.

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Yvonne Buckingham ...
Jenny
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Paddy Mooney
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Pin Norman
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Supt. Symington
Eric Dodson ...
Dr. Wolfson
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Det. Sergeant Reeve
Glyn Houston ...
Insp. Sparrow
Susan Maryott ...
Sue Warren (as Susan Marryott)
Jack May ...
Insp. Hudson
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Dusty
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Larkin
Bartlett Mullins ...
Mr. Walters
Anthony Newlands ...
Reynolds
Nancy O'Neil ...
Miss Martin
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Mrs. Reynolds
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A group of crooks accidentally kill an elderly shop assistant while stealing the keys to the jewelry shop where she works.

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Brillanten des Todes: Solo für Inspektor Sparrow  »

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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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Glyn Houston goes solo cop to solve a murder and burglary
18 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Solo for Sparrow" (1962) refers to Inspector Sparrow (Glyn Houston) who stays right on a case that he, as a local cop, believes he can resolve better than Scotland Yard can. In the process, he has some wiretapping done and does some clever investigating, using a ruse in one place.

This feature, syndicated in the Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, has an understandable and reasonable crime plot. It's hampered by a screenplay that's not tight enough. The story feels disjointed, and we do not get enough feeling for the characters. The best part may be the kidnapping at the outset. A sturdy cast helps. Anthony Newlands is the owner of the shop that gets robbed. Michael Caine appears in a small part as one of the gang. His breakthrough role would be 4 years later, but he paid his dues in a long series of performances prior to that.


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