Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann... See full summary »
John Phillip Law
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This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.
Glyn Houston goes solo cop to solve a murder and burglary
"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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